Two JHKA Finalists at the English Kyu Grade National Karate Championship 2019

Two JHKA Finalists at the English Kyu Grade National Karate Championship 2019

Congratulations to all the squad that made selection to this years English Kyu Grade National Championships held at Leicester Arena. This event is the biggest event in the country with over 900 competitors registered and an English National Title as the prize.

A huge congratulations to Jamie who battled through four tough rounds to reach the final and the possibility to become an English Karate Champion at 9 years old. Jamie beat some of the most talented fighters in his age group and lost narrowly in the final to become an English Karate Federation National Silver Medallist. It was an amazing, confident performance and Jamie has a bright future in the sport of karate. This was his second championships as last year he lost 8-0 in the opening round, what an improvement in just one year with lots of hard work. Everybody at JHKA are very proud.

Well done also to Silina who is now a Senior English Karate Federation National Silver Medallist. Silina trains at our Chingford Dojo alongside her two children and what an inspiration she is to her kids who will one day try to follow the same path. Excellent.

Thanks to our Association coaches Sensei Paul Simmons (6th dan) and Sensei Anthoni Everitt (5th dan) for all of the encouragement and coaching leading up to the championships, a great team effort from Frontier Karate Association. JHKA came out on top this year so lets continue this and keep progressing. Lots of good performances yesterday and lots more students with the ability to go one better next year!

  • Jamie W – JHKA – Silver Medalist Boys 8-9 years 6th Kyu and below.
  • Silina – JHKA – Silver Medalist Senior Open 6th Kyu and below
  • Maria S – JHKA 5th Place Girls 8-9 Yrs 6th kyu and below
  • Alex H – 1st round loss
  • Jenson Ward – 1st round loss
  • Aaron Johnson-Campbell 1st round loss
  • Isabel Wyatt – 1st round loss
  • Leo Cela Valentine – DNC

A special mention to Jenson who competed for the very first time in the ‘Under 7’s’ category and did very well against an older and taller opponent. Well done Jenson, great achievement to already be competing at the highest level in the country.