Portsmouth 37th Open Shotokan Championships Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

17th November 2007

Under 16’s Team Kata
1st Hemel Hempstead ‘A’ (Aaron Gould, Thomas Carson, Sam Richards – Kanku–sho)

Adult Team Kata
2nd Hemel Hempstead (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Douglas Carson – Empi)

Men’s Team Kumite
3rd Hemel Hempstead (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Douglas Carson)

Under 16’s Senior Kata
1st Aaron Gould (Slip End/Hemel Hempstead – Sochin)

Under 16’s Junior Kata
1st Danny Richards (Hemel Hempstead – Heian Yondan)

Men’s Black–belt Kata
4th Adam Cockfield (Hemel Hempstead/London – Unsu)

Ladies 16/17yrs Kumite
1st Alexis Raymen (Hemel Hempstead)

Ladies 16yrs & Above Senior Kata
2nd Alexis Raymen (Hemel Hempstead – Gojushiho–sho

Ladies/Men’s Junior Kata (4th Kyu & Below)
2nd Debbie Blundell (Bovingdon – Heian Shodan)

Pee Wee (Under 10yrs) Sanbon Kumite
1st Thomas Carson (Hemel Hempstead)
2nd Emily Blundell (Bovingdon)
3rd Petra Ewington (Slip End)

Pee Wee (Under 10yrs) Open Kata
4th Petra Ewington (Slip End – Heian Yondan

Mixed Under 16’s Sanbon Kumite (5ft & Over)
2nd Stacey Barton (Hemel Hempstead)

Girl’s Kumite (Under 5ft)
3rd Arthi Niranjan (Hemel Hempstead)

Girl’s Kumite (5ft & Over)
3rd Claire Cerins (Hemel Hempstead)

Medal Tally – 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze, 2 Fourth Place Trophies

Many congratulations to all the above for an absolutely brilliant day’s showing in such a prestigious Shotokan Alliance Championships, and especially to Sensei Adam Cockfield, the Association Coach, and to Jeff Carson, our excellent referee, on the day. Sensei Mick Dewey 7th Dan and Chief Instructor to SEKU presented Sensei Malcolm Phipps with a special gold medal for beating the toughest opponent he has had to deal with in his karate life – Prostate Cancer! What a lovely finish to a great day – so that takes the gold medal tally up to six!!!