Two third placings

Two Weston Japan Karate Association students gained third places at at recent inter-club competition.

CLUBS representing the Japan Karate Association from Somerset and Bristol, came together to compete at the inaugural inter-club competition, which was held at Norton Hill School Sports Centre, Midsomer Norton.

The event was organised and hosted by Norton Radstock JKA Karate Club and was attended by clubs from Norton Radstock, Mendip, Glastonbury, Weston, Taunton and Bristol. Over 40 entered the 10 categories for both children and adults in kata (set patterns) and kumite (fighting).

For many of the competitors, this was their first taste of competition, but everyone soon settled down and responded with plenty of spirit and a high standard of karate.

Weston students, Niamh Rickards gained third in kata and kumite, while Lewis Byrne gained third in kumite.

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A huge vote of thanks went out to all the clubs that participated to make it such a successful day and to the competitors, judges, helpers and spectators.

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