South East Championships 2017

Venue: Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford. Surrey. GU2 7AD 03/09/2017

We took a fairly inexperienced team but still made our mark with 3 gold, 7 silver and 1 bronze and coming 4th overall in the medal table.

Cheryl and Michelle returning to the venue of their first ever competition had more happy memories. Cheryl volunteered to step up to heavyweight when she had no one to fight in middleweight and using fast hand blitzing stormed through to win gold. She also blew the field away with Joong Gun and won Gold in patterns.
Michelle came home with Silver for sparring and came 4th in patterns after a play off.
Isaac was in a large group of blue belt boys and got Silver in patterns and Suli followed that with Silver in red belt patterns.
Kyla, Chris and Morgan were competing for the very first time.
Each came home with a well deserved medal.
Chris had 3 fights to win Silver. Kyla gave a brave performance against a much older girl to win Silver in pee wee sparring. Morgan picked up gold in the team sparring.
Maddi won a Bronze in the sparring and Silver in team sparring.
Josh was one of the last to compete and had 2 very hard spars to pick up a well deserved Silver in boys blue belt middleweight.
The black belt patterns division took well over an hour to complete but unfortunately neither Nick or Will were in the top 3. Both also took part in the last event of the day breaking.

A big well done to Cerys, Kiera, and especially Emma who persevered through illness all day. Unfortunately they didn’t medal but all did the club proud.

Competing students
Will Mendham Mens Black belt breaking and patterns
Nick Chapman Mens Black belt breaking and patterns
Suliman Khan Boys Red belt sparring and patterns
Isaac Manning Boys Blue belt patterns
Michelle Porter Ladies sparring and patterns
Cheryl Preston Ladies sparring and patterns
Emma.Tyrrell Girls sparring and patterns
Madi Davenport Handley Girls sparring and patterns
Josh Deller Boys blue belt middleweight sparring
Kyla O'Connor Girls green belt sparring and patterns
Cerys O'Connor Ladies black belt patterns
Kiera O'Connor Girls black belt patterns
Morgan Rees Boys lightweight sparring
Chris Rees Mens heavyweight sparring

Julie Taylor, Suzanne Wolfe,Matt Howard,Will Chisholme and Jo Anderson did Umpire duties on the day.

Our next competition will be the British Championships on November 5th.