SSKI 22nd UK National Championships

Hemel Hempstead School – October 18th 2008

Men’s Senior Kumite
1st Douglas Carson (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Gary Richards (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Adam Cockfield (London)

Men’s Senior Kata
1st Adam Cockfield (London)
2nd Daniel White (Berkhamsted)
3rd Gary Richards (Hemel Hempstead)

Ladies Senior Kumite
1st Alexis Raymen (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Stacey Barton (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Kaz Snowley (Old Basing)

Ladies Senior Kata
1st Alexis Raymen (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Stacey Barton (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Claire Cerins (Hemel Hempstead)

Men’s Junior Kumite
1st Barrie Fleming (Old Basing)
2nd James Hetherington (London)

Men’s Junior Kata
1st Philip Barton (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Barrie Fleming (Old Basing)
3rd James Hetherington (London)

Ladies Junior Kumite
1st Becky Pitt (Old Basing)
2nd Sue Griffiths (London)

Ladies Junior Kata
1st Becky Pitt (Old Basing)
2nd Sue Griffiths (London)

Sanbon Kumite (10yrs & Under – Mixed)
1st Petra Ewington (Slip End, Luton)
2nd Emily Blundell (Bovingdon)
3rd Lewis Collins (Hemel Hempstead)

Girls Kumite Over 5ft
1st Arthi Niranjan (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Lauren Brooks (Old Basing, Basingstoke)

Boys Kumite Under 5ft
1st Luke Redford (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Thomas Carson (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Cameron West (Slip End, Luton)

Boys Kumite Over 5ft
1st Sam Richards (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Aaron Gould (Slip End, Luton)
3rd Stuart Grainger (Winnersh, Reading)

Childrens Senior Kata
1st Aaron Gould (Slip End, Luton)
2nd Sam Richards (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Arthi Niranjan (Hemel Hempstead)

Childrens Junior Kata
1st Steven Barton (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Samantha Gower (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Lewis Collins (Hemel Hempstead)

Childrens Novice Kata
1st Lauren Brooks (Old Basing, Basingstoke)
2nd Olivia Christodoulou (Hemel Hempstead)
3rd Cameron Lennon (Hemel Hempstead)

Childrens Team Kata
1st Hemel Hempstead Main Class (Sam Richards, Thomas Carson, Aaron Gould)
2nd Hemel Hempstead Kids Class ‘B’ (Olivia Christodoulou, Luke Redford, Matthew Redford)
3rd Hemel Hempstead Kids Class ‘A’ (Samantha Gower, Steven Barton, Lewis Collins)

Adult Team Kata
1st Hemel Hempstead ‘A’ (Alexis Raymen, Stacey Barton, Gary Richards)
2nd Hemel Hempstead ‘B’ (Daniel White, Douglas Carson, Paul Hazell)
3rd London ‘B’ (Adam Cockfield, Kaan Yargici, Jonathan Chiodini)

Men’s 5–Man Team Kumite Challenge
Trophy Winners – Hemel Hempstead (Daniel White, Gary Richards, Paul Hazell, Jason Foxwell–Moss, Douglas Carson)
Runners–up – London (Adam Cockfield, Seth King, Kaan Yargici, Jonathan Chiodini, Alex Brims)

Gold Medal Table

Hemel Hempstead 10 (SSKI Shield Winners)
Old Basing, Basingstoke 4
Slip End, Luton 2
London 1

Competitors of the Day

Adult – Alexis Raymen (Hemel Hempstead)
Under 16’s – Sam Richards (Hemel Hempstead)


Jeff Carson (Chief Referee), Paul Carvell, Peter Welch, Nick Forgham, and Philip Barton (Timekeeper)

An excellent day’s competition with an extremely high standard and great sportsmanship being shown throughout. This is how Karate is meant to be with no arrogance, bad tempers or bad sportsmanship. A great advert for Shotokan Karate as a whole, children and adults alike. Well done to all the medal winners and indeed to all the competitors who put up a tremendous showing on the day. This was actually our 22nd National Championships and not the 23rd as previously billed; last year’s 22nd National Championships were actually cancelled due to Sensei Phipps’ illness and ensuing operations.

Many thanks to Annette for the fine First Aid cover, which thankfully was hardly needed. Also many thanks to Jeff Carson, our Chief Referee, and his trusty band of judges: Paul Carvell, Peter Welch and Nick Forgham, and indeed our timekeeper Phil Barton. And a special well done to the two Competitors of the Day, Alexis Raymen and Sam Richards. Congratulations to the Hemel Hempstead Dojo for winning the SSKI National Shield again and indeed to the Hemel Hempstead 5–man team, which beat the London team in another extremely exciting match. Here’s to the Shotokan Shield!!

Adam Cockfield in full flight – Kata Unsu

Men’s Senior Kumite Winners

Adult Team Kata Winners