IT WAS a fantastic day for Newark Shotokan Karate Club at the JKA England, Central & North Regional competition at De Havilland Campus, Hatfield as they bought an impressive collection of medals from home.
A total of 16 gongs have been won by the club, including nine gold, four silver and three bronze.
A strong club team came to the event and expectations were high.
The club said on social media that they were delighted with the good performances.
There has been success in multiple age groups and events with the medalists listed below.
Hossein Degani (men’s black belt 19-39) won two gold medals in the kata and kumite events.
Lewis Edwards (men’s green-purple/white 25+) also won two gold medals in the Kata and Step Sparring competitions.
Wayne Maliszewski (Vet Men 40+) and San Tran (Green-Purple/White 10-14) both won gold medals in Kata.
Josh Mitchell (green-purple/white belt 8-10) earned first place at Step Sparring
Lorenzo Constantin (brown belt 10-14) won silver in Kata and gold in Kumite.
Amelia Gustard (brown and black belts 10-14) won gold in Kata and silver in Kumite.
Lottie Mosedale (brown and black belts at 15-18) earned silver medals in kata and kumite competitions.
Janet Farrell (veteran women 40+) and Harrison Buffey (brown belt 10-14) earned third place for the bronze medal in the kumite competition.
Lilia Durham (brown and black belt 10-14) earned a bronze medal in kata.
More than half of the club members who attended the competition managed to reach the podium, with the kata and kumite events winning the most medals.
“Special mention must go to Andy Patton, Rob Durham, Vicky Vickers, Spencer McGinley, Lorenzo Walsh, Arthur Walsh and Daisy Durham, for getting into the zone and trying,” said Sensei Chris Walsh.
“It’s half the battle and you and the club are proud to be in the competition.
“Thanks to Sensei Shaun Cassidy for keeping a watchful eye on all of our competitors.”