Mushindo Wado Kata Championships 2015


Representing Wado UK once again at the Mushindo Kata competition were several members of Chikara Dojo. Again it proved a successful day for the group as they managed for the second time to win the overall trophy. Read on to see how the day panned out as Steve Balaam-Reed reports below.

The Chikara squad following the Mushindo 2015 Kata Championships

It was a fantastic day for Chikara at the Mushindo Kata Competition 8th March.  We were by no means the largest squad in attendance and managed to come away with 11 Gold's, 8 Silvers and 8 bronze medals. This meant for the second time we went on to win the Club of the Day trophy for the most medals won in the competition.

Some of our students again stepped up into higher categories and most competed in both Wado and Open sections.  We also had Lauren Foster and Calum Longmuir who’s categories just sneaked into the more senior section so they were up against some significantly older students, and still did remarkably well.

One of the ‘stand out’ performances of the day came from our junior team, thrown together at the last moment (on the day!), we were proud of them for having the nerve to take part. They then they excelled by going on to win the section.  Congratulations to Harry Rolland, Logan Foster and Will Chapman.

Our significant medal haul:

Individuals: Steve Balaam-Reed – Gold & Bronze, Paul Foster - 2 Gold's, Scott Longmuir – Silver & Bronze, Ed Chapman - Silver, Thomas Balaam-Reed – Gold, Silver & Bronze, Lauren Horner – 2 Bronze, Calum Longmuir – Silver & Bronze, Harry Rolland 2 Gold's, Logan Foster 2 Gold's, Will Chapman - Bronze

Pairs: Thomas Balaam-Reed & Lauren Horner – Gold, Calum Longmuir & Izzy Johnson - Bronze, Harry Rowland and Logan Foster Gold and Silver

Team: Harry Rolland/Logan Foster/Will Chapman – Gold, Scott Longmuir/Paul Foster/Ed – Silver Thomas Balaam-Reed/Lauren Horner/Calum Longmuir – 2 Silvers

It was a great weekend with the full squad really showing what we are capable of. There was immense support for each other and great team work, fantastic job guys.

Write up courtesy of Steve Balaam-Reed

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