The first competition of the year saw us take 19 students to Kettering for the Midlands Championships.
We had competitors from yellow stripe to black belt with 6 of our 19 students competing for the very first time.
The first competition of the year is always highly anticipated and well attended. This year there were over 1,200 students competing and the quality overall was excellent.
By 2pm. when the competition finished we had come away with 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.
Gold: Gabriel Ion, Boys heavyweight blue belt sparring.
Gold: Reggie Willson, Boys yellow belt pee wee sparring.
Silver: Annabel Stow, Girls Green belt lightweight sparring.
Bronze: Adam Rooze, Mens Yellow belt heavyweight sparring.
Bronze: Josh Deller: Mens Red belt lightweight sparring.
Gold: Suli, Gabriel and Maddi P.
Silver: Felix and Reggie
All our students are heroes in my eyes but a special mention goes to Josh who stepped up to the mens division and stood his ground in a hard fought fight picking up bronze.
Also a big well done to the 6 students competing for the very first time picking up 4 trophies between them.
Not forgetting Cheryl who patrolled the floor giving support, sorting teams and taking photo's.She looked more exhausted at the end than the competitors.
Other students competing
Robert A, Daniel, Moses, Madison D H, Amy, Kyla, Rob P, William S, Tony P, Jackie, Isaac M.
John Anderson, Will Chisholme, Suzanne Wolfe, Julie Taylor, and Matt Howard.