2007 Legend Open Championships

The Littledown Centre Bournemouth – March 25th 2007

Senior Men’s Cadets (16–20yrs) Kumite
1st James Smith (Hemel Hempstead)

Senior Men’s Cadets (16–20yrs) Kata
1st James Smith (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Douglas Carson (Hemel Hempstead)

Senior Mixed Kata (12–15yrs)
1st Aaron Gould (Slip End, Luton)

Senior Mixed Kata (11yrs & Under)
1st Thomas Carson (Hemel Hempstead)

Senior Girl’s Kumite (12–15yrs)
1st Claire Cerins (Hemel Hempstead)

Senior Mixed Sanbon Kumite (11yrs & Under)
1st Thomas Carson (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Sam Richards (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Fay Brocklehurst (Slip End, Luton)

Junior Mixed Sanbon Kumite (11yrs & Under)
1st Danny Richards (Hemel Hempstead)

Men’s Senior Team Kata
1st SSKI Hemel Hempstead (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, James Smith)

Under 16’s Mixed Junior Team Kata
1st SSKI Emily Blundell (Bovingdon), Yasmin Nourine (Croydon), Petra Ewington (Slip End, Luton)
Jt 3rd SSKI Shakur Bentley, Amy Southern, Kiri Baldwin (All Watford)
Jt 3rd SSKI Joseph Weaver (Hemel Hempstead), Matthew Craig (Hemel Hempstead), Katja Morris (Croydon)

Under 16’s Mixed Senior Team Kata
2nd SSKI Aaron Gould (Slip End, Luton), Ross McGirr (Hemel Hempstead), Daniel Marlow (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd SSKI Stacey Barton, Arthi Niranjan, Sam Richards (All Hemel Hempstead)

Junior Mixed Kata (11yrs & Under)
2nd Danny Richards (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Yasmin Nourine (Croydon)

Men’s Senior Kata
3rd Adam Cockfield (Hemel Hempstead)

Ladies Senior Kata

2nd Alexis Raymen (Hemel Hempstead)

Ladies Senior Kumite
3rd Alexis Raymen (Hemel Hempstead)

Men’s Team Kumite
3rd SSKI (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Paul Hazell, Douglas Carson, James Smith (All Hemel Hempstead)

Medal Tally
9 Gold, 4 Silver, 9 Bronze

The Seishinkai National Team, together with the newly formed Junior Kata Squad attended the Legend Open Championships in Bournemouth on the 25th March 2007 and enjoyed excellent success. As normal, the Seishinkai National Team put on an amazing display of Karate – both in Kata and Kumite combined with the excellent spirit, etiquette and sportsmanship that Seishinkai has become known and well–respected for across the Shotokan World. An excellent show was also put on by the new Junior Kata Squad with a number of them winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in individual as well as team Kata events… with many of them competing for the first time ever! What an excellent performance… World Champions in the making!!

On the non-competing side, the Refereeing supplied by the Seishinkai Referees and Judges was excellent, with Kevin Thurlow, Dave Gaish and Jeff Carson working all day refereeing both Kata and Kumite. Well done.