Samurai holds first school competition for Terrington and Downham martial artists

Group picture shows the competitors about to start the Kata section of the competition

Group picture shows the competitors about to start the Kata section of the competition

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Following the success of Samurai Karate School (SKS) students who entered the WTKO Nationals, SKS decided to hold their own first school competition.

The event was supported by Sensei Simon Bligh, a Senior Sensei from the WTKO, and saw 118 category entries on the day. Students entered from Terrington, Downham and Wisbech classes, some as young as six, and the day was a great success.

Sensei Bligh presented the winners with their medals and helped with the refereeing and judging.

Some of the junior students were working as officials to develop their experience and skills in this area.

Sensei Steve King said: “The day was a great success with some excellent performances from many students. It was amazing to see so many students take part and lots of parents and supporters watch the terrific action on the mat.

“Events like this are great character and confidence builders and everyone that took part should be praised for having the courage to take part.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped to make this a most brilliant way to end what has been a truly brilliant year for our school.

“We have grown considerably in numbers, added new classes, joined a great association, trained with some of the world’s leading Sensei, seen success in the National championships, and have seen lots of people make great personal achievements in 2015. Karate really has had a positive impact on their lives.

“We will be building on this success in 2016 with plans for new classes and some sessions with top instructors, and more competitions.”

Contact Sensei King on 07843 414433 or log on to www.samuraikarateschool.com for details.

Classes are at Terrington St Clement High School, on Tuesdays; or Downham Academy, on Wednesdays.