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Shukokai scoop medals galore
10:00am Sunday 13th May 2012 in Sport
Blackheath Shukokai Karate Club enjoyed a fine time at the National Championships.
The Halesowen Street club did fantastically well, picking up an impressive haul of medals including 10 golds, four silvers and eight bronze.
Peter Jelf was star of the show as he won the adult black belt kata, while taking silver in the men’s kumite en route to being competitor-of-the-day.
Brandon Taylor was on fire as he won the 10-11 years kumite and took bronze in the kata, with Kacy Campbell-Russell also won her kata event.
In the men’s senior kumite, Audun Daniels fought his way to gold.
Dave Maynard picked up a gold in the 35 years adult black belt kata and came third in the kumite. Andrew Martin was another man who claimed a gold and silver.
Mia Daniels grabbed silver in the cadet 10-11 years kumite and bronze in the kata. There were further bronze medals for Jenny Loftus and Liam Reed.
The club also dominated the team events, with the men setting up an all-Blackheath final in the kumite, where the A team of Daniels, Jelf, Mike Baker and Dave Maynard eventually got the better of Casey Mills, Scott Taylor, Andrew Martin and Jonathan Turner in the B team.
Jelf, Maynard and Baker were supreme in winning the adult kata, while the club’s younger stars including Jordan Taylor did superbly to win the Peewee kata event.
Mia Daniels, Liam Reid and Brandon Taylor took the silver in the 10-14 years team kata.