2014 Legend Open Karate Championships Bracknell Leisure Centre

8th March 2014

A very proud Chief Instructor with SSKI’s gold and silver medal winners, Adam Cockfield and Daniel White, in the men’s senior kumite final
The SSKI Ladies Kumite Team at the 2014 Legend Open Championships
SSKI’s winning Ladies Kata Team L–R: Vicky Adams, Cristy Nash and Stacey Barton
SSKI’s Oliver Nash winner of the Male Cadet Kumite at the Legend Open Championships

Men’s Senior Kata
1st Adam Cockfield

Men’s Senior Kumite
1st Adam Cockfield
2nd Daniel White

Male Cadet Senior Kumite (16–20yrs)
1st Oliver Nash

Ladies Senior Team Kata
1st SSKI (Stacey Barton, Vicky Adams, Cristy Nash)

Ladies Senior Kata
3rd Lauren Brooks Ladies Senior Kumite 3rd Karen Bull

Ladies Team Kumite
3rd SSKI (Karen Bull, Vicky Adams, Lauren Brooks)

Medal Tally – 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze SSKI

Referees/Judges – Jeff Carson, Tony Bunting, Paul Carvell, Philip Barton

What an absolutely brilliant showing from our squad taking four gold medals in the biggest Legend Championships in the history of the event. There were 200 children competitors and nearly as many adults; the sports hall was packed to the rafters with competitors and spectators alike – so much so that they had to bring in extra seating! The competitor of the day just had to be Sensei Adam Cockfield who took both the men’s senior individual titles in absolute style in two huge prestigious events that had nearly 50 senior competitors in both kata and kumite. The kumite final was an all SSKI affair with Sensei Daniel White also making the final and the final itself was a credit to both competitors and indeed to SSKI. Another real plus was Oliver Nash taking the boy’s cadet kumite title and considering that Ollie is only just 16 years of age and hasn’t long had his brown belt this was a huge win in an event that was for 16–20yrs and most of the competitors were black belts. The final huge triumph was our ladies kata team of Stacey Barton, Vicky Adams and Cristy Nash winning the ladies team kata title with an excellent rendition of kata Jion. Well done also to all the bronze medalists (see above) who came close to taking higher honours on the day and many thanks to our excellent refs and judges who did a splendid job on what turned out to be a very long day indeed. And finally, well done to all the squad whether you took medals or not, you did us proud!