On Saturday 25th March the first Northern Regional Kumite Squad selections where held at the British Combat Academy in Horbury, West Yorkshire.
Liverpool Karate Academy sent 5 athletes to the selections, 3 juniors and 2 seniors.
We are very proud to say that after a competitive session with the other juniors all 3 of our athletes made the squad. Many congratulations to the following individuals:
Archie Brown (10-11yrs)
Lewis Hunt (12-13yrs)
Poppy Stanton (12-13yrs)
After the success of the juniors our 2 seniors approached their session with high spirits and although carrying injuries both gave their all. The standard was as high as expected and after a few drills Senshu battles commenced in the same format as the junior session.
Unfortunately Charlie Bakers injury did get the better of him and he had to sit out the second part of the session which ultimately meant the selection process didn’t go his way this time. Charlie took this on the chin and is committed to coming back stronger than ever and getting back in the mix for the next selections.
Pete Watson was fortunate enough that the coaches knew him well from previous sessions and although carrying an injury and couldn’t complete the full session either, was still selected which left Pete feeling very grateful indeed.
Congratulations to all Liverpool Karate Academy members of the EKF Regional Kumite Squad and to all other athlete’s that made the team from other clubs/associations.