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Competitions 2016-17

English Championships 2017

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We took just 8 student to the English Championships on 12th March with over 1,300 students competing overall.
We came home with 3 Silver and 5 Bronze trophies.

Competing students:
Sophie Johnson: Girls black belt pee wee sparring.
Maddi Davenport Handley: Girls Green belt lightweight sparring and patterns.
Emma Tyrrell: Girls yellow belt Pee wee sparring and patterns.
William Mendham: Black belt patterns and breaking.
Michael Barford: Black belt Executive sparring and patterns.
Peter Slomczynski: Yellow belt heavyweight sparring and patterns.
Oliver Slomczynski: Boys Yellow belt Pee wee sparring and patterns.
Cheryl Preston Ladies Executive Green belt sparring and patterns.

Results:
Sophie won Silver in Girls Pee wee Black belt sparring
Chelyl came back from 5-0 down to win Silver 9-7 in Ladies Executive sparring.
Emma and Maddi won Bronze in the team yellow/green sparring.
Maddi won Silver and Bronze and Emma won Bronze in the girls reaction speed test.
The reaction speed test is a new event and measures your reaction time and speed against a pad using hand and foot techniques.

Peter was just off the medals in patterns with 4th place and unfortunately had to retire in his second fight after a kick to the ribs.
William made it though to the 2nd round of the destruction event after breaking a black board with a knifehand strike.
Well done to all students who competed or officiated at this event.
A special well done goes to our female competitors who all picked up at least one trophy showing girl power is not dead.