British Karate Federation International Open 2015

This year’s British International Championships in Glasgow saw just three Wado UK competitors. The Dhesi siblings were the ones who made the trip North or the border to compete in what was a very busy day. Once again they came home with a gold medal, thanks to the efforts of young Amrit who managed to secure his third British International title in his Kata event. Over 1200 entries were charted for the one day event, which were held over the now customary 10 tatamis.

Amrit’s age-group were in action early in the day for their kata section, with rules which saw them having to alternate between two kata as a minimum. He actually went for Wanshu and Bassai as his performances, toggling between the two kata. His final was a close affair with him actually coming out on top 2-1, but it was a really pleasing result having scored the hat-trick of golds over the last three years.

Chances were to present themselves later also, as both Amrit and brother Teerth fought their way to quarter final matches in their respective Kumite sections. Teerth doing particularly well in what was a very large 2 pool section. Unfortunately both boys were to be beaten at this crucial stage, which although extremely disappointing missing out on a medal, at least shows they are still knocking on the door at these prestigious events.

Charan also took part but on this occasion didn’t get up to full speed and succumbed to stronger opponents in both her kata and Kumite sections.

Well done to all three youngsters but particularly to golden boy Amrit.


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