Competition Day 2018

Another brilliant day in a very long line of red-letter days going back 25 years took place in Bletchley at our annual Competition Day on May 19th. A respectable number of students turned up to either compete, officiate or simply support fellow club members. It is such a pity though that more didn’t enter.


Those that did enter competed with true karate spirit. Hard but fair. The sportsmanship was exemplary. An even better statistic was that the first aider had so little to do! This was because the day had to have been a demonstration of everyone’s control and focus. The first aider applied ice to a few knocks and bruises but most of the ice he used was in his drink!


All in all it was another excellent day which produced some good fights and some good demonstrations of Shotokan kata and Bo kata too. From the youngest lower kyu grade to the highest ranked competitor, everyone tried valiantly and what is nicest of all with a broad smile on their face.


The day culminated with the team competition between Milton Keynes clubs and Bedford area clubs. Sadly for MK they lost out to Bedford by the closest of margins. In the end they won after five fights of exceptionally competitive fighting by only one point. This shows just how close the two teams were matched. Congratulations to Bedford clubs and commiserations to MK Clubs. Maybe next year will be your turn?


Remember to win is desirable. Entering without hoping to be placed takes something away from the purpose of competition but, by entering, you will have learnt a lot about yourself and your karate. Funakoshi said so many wise things. Many of his twenty precepts can be applied to competition although he himself didn’t agree with it. One thing worth remembering though is that if you only win you cannot deal with losing when it does come, and it will, sooner or later. To be a good and sporting loser is a credit to you, your club and to CFTS.


Special congratulations must go to Sensei Dan Young for winning the executive cup for being the outstanding karate-ka of the day and to Liam Carter for being the junior karate-ka of the day.

Well done to everyone, whether you won or not you deserve a pat on the back for making the day another memorable one for CFTS. Thanks again to parents, judges, the technical committee, black belts and everyone who turned up to enter or just support those that did.


RENSHI May 2018

THE RESULTS

KUMITE

UNDER 10 'A'

1ST - TYREECE COPELAND-JAMES

2ND - ANGELO CHIODO

3RD - FINN CLUETT AND ETHAN HOLLAND

UNDER 10 'B'

1ST - DEEN LAVELLE

2ND - JAMES STARCK

3RD - KIERAN GILNAGH AND TAIO BRADY

11-16 'A' (SET KUMITE)

1ST - AGIER NAAH

2ND - KATIE QUINCE

3RD - TOBY SMITH AND NYLAROSE ABDUL

11-16 'B' (SET KUMITE)

1ST - ELSIE PARLOUR

2ND - FAITH GAZELEY

3RD - OLIVER BUTTERWORTH AND ARYAN KURAPATY

OVER 17 ( MALE)

1ST - IVAN MIOCINOVIC

2ND - ARTHUR VELAUS

3RD - BEN PREECE

KATA

UNDER 10 (MIXED)

1ST - TYREECE COPELAND-JAMES

2ND - RAYAN ASHRAF

3RD - RIYA KHANDELWAL

11-16 (MIXED)

1ST - MELISSA GREGORY

2ND - JOSHUA PENNISTON

3RD - SAMUEL JESSOP

17+ MIXED

1ST - ARTHUR VELAUS

2ND - BEN PREECE

3RD - ZEESHAN ASHRAF

DAN GRADES

1ST - DAN YOUNG

2ND - SIMONE WEBER

3RD - ELLIOTT THOMAS

BO KATA

1ST - HARRY PROUSE

2ND - DAN YOUNG

3RD - PAUL COMB

TEAM KATA

KYU GRADES ONLY

1ST - SMS (CLAPHAM/OAKLEY - SAM, MAISIE & SAM)

2ND - TEAM MENSA (NEWPORT PAGNELL - ARTHUR, AIDAR & JAMIE)

3RD - TRIPLE R'S (CLAPHAM/OAKLEY - RYU, RONIN & REANA)

TEAMS WITH DAN GRADES

1ST - 2 ROSES AND A THORN (KEMPSTON - SIMONE, ISABELLE & KARL)

2ND - EDDIES ANGELS (CLAPHAM/OAKLEY - SUZIE, BILLY AND HARRY)

3RD - NEWPORT NEW & OLD DANS (NEWPORT PAGNELL - ROBERT, JOE & PAUL)

TEAM CHALLENGE KUMITE

1ST - BEDFORD (29 POINTS)

ROY CURRIE, SIMONE WEBER, HARRY PROUSE, SUZIE GRAY AND KARL CHIODO

2ND - MILTON KEYNES (28 POINTS)

PAUL COMB, KATIE EGGINTON, JOSEPH YOUNG, SIMONA ASHRAF & ROBERT HAWKINS

KARATEKA OF THE DAY


JUNIOR - LIAM CARTER


SENIOR - DAN YOUNG

Well done to all that entered whether you were successful or not. Now go back to your dojo and tell the others that didn't enter all about it, and let's make next year's event even better.




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