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Fenland-based karate team pick up large medal haul from ESKA Kumite competition in Norwich

The Fenland-based Team Samurai returned home with 13 medals from the ESKA Kumite competition in Norwich.

Following their success this year at the WUKF World Championships, 14 members claimed four golds, three silvers and six bronze between them.

Patriks Rankans took two golds in individual and team Kumite and Caleb Burton bagged gold and bronze.

Team Samurai
Team Samurai

Dawn Styles took gold in a hard-fought ladies section with Janis Vilkajas taking gold in the men's section with two perfectly executed mawashi geri combinations.

This was a perfect day to celebrate Samurai Karate School's 24th birthday and builds on the club's previous competition success.

The school has seven students who will be competing in November for the AKA National Squad in the Welsh league finals.

Samurai is a full time Dojo with classes six days a week.

They start from age 5 and have children, adults, ladies and family classes. They are a fully inclusive Dojo and have athletes competing in Inclusive karate events.

Contact chief instructor Steve King on 07843 414433 at: sensie@samuraimartialarts.co.uk or visit: www.samuraikarateschool.co.uk for more information.

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