2012 Legend Open Shotokan Championships Bracknell Leisure Centre

10th March 2012

What a star! Sensei Adam Cockfield – Legend Male Competitor of the Day

Men’s Brown & Black–belt Individual Kumite
1st Adam Cockfield

Men’s Brown & Black–belt Individual Kata
1st Adam Cockfield

Boy’s Brown & Black–belt Individual Kumite (Over 5ft)
1st Danny Richards
2nd Cameron West

Ladies Brown & Black–belt Individual Kumite
2nd Rachael Houlton

Ladies Cadet Brown & Black–belt Kumite (16–20yrs)
3rd Arthi Niranjan
3rd Leah Groom

Men’s Team Kata
1st SSKI (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Anthony Holt – Nijushiho)

Ladies Team Kata
1st SSKI (Arthi Niranjan, Stacey Barton, Rachael Houlton – Bassai–dai)

Ladies Team Kumite
2nd SSKI (Rachael Houlton, Leah Groom, Lauren Brooks)

Men’s Team Kumite
2nd SSKI (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Chris Boon)

Mixed Team Kumite (2 Men/1 Woman)
3rd SSKI (Daniel White, Rachael Houlton, Chris Boon)

Male Competitor of the Day & Samurai Trophy – Adam Cockfield

SKI Medal Tally – 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze SSKI

Referees – Jeff Carson, Tony Bunting, Peter Welch, Nick Forgham, Paul Carvell and Phil Barton

What an absolutely brilliant day. We started slowly but by the end of the day came away with five very prestigious titles and very nearly a couple of others. All our teams performed excellently on the day and were a credit to the Association but the most excellent performance of the day was Sensei Adam Cockfield winning both senior men’s individual events, as well as taking a gold in the men’s team kata and a silver in the men’s team kumite events. When you see the standard of these senior events then you realise what an absolutely brilliant feat this was and at the end of the day Adam was awarded the Male Competitor of the Day and was presented with a beautiful samurai trophy for all his hard work in an outstanding day’s performance. This is the 5th time Sensei Adam Cockfield has won this prestigious title of Male Competitor of the Day at the Legend Open Shotokan Karate Championships; what a brilliant record – A LEGEND INDEED! We were very unlucky in the men’s team kumite event where we lost by the very smallest of margins. Both ourselves and SEKU had one win each and one fight was drawn and the points count up at the end was also the same but in one of the matches their competitor had scored an ippon and this was enough to give the title to them, as in this case an ippon is deemed more worthy than two waza–ari. Our adult team katas were excellent and both won the gold medals in their respective categories. Danny Richards fought superbly well throughout and in the final beat our own Cameron West to take a well–deserved gold medal. Rachael Houlton fought her heart out as usual and only lost to the very good Scottish lady, Brogan McAnena, who turned out to be Rachael’s nemesis on the day, as she also fought her and lost to her in the team kumite events. Our referees and judges were also excellent on the day with all our Association officials turning up to this event. Sensei Tony Bunting was asked by the tournament Chief Referee, Colin Putt, if he would attend the World Championships in Madrid later this year; an honour indeed. So a huge well done to everyone who attended this very prestigious annual tournament, whether competitor, official or spectator. You did us proud!