British Karate Association Championships 2014

Our medal winners following the BKA Championships

East Hull Woodford students Oliver Dearing, and the three Dhesi siblings Teerth, Charan and Amrit were on fire at the weekend, when they played a part in every medal won at the BKA 50th Anniversary Championships in leigh.

Individual honors went to Amrit Dhesi who took gold in his 7 match kumite section, Charan Dhesi who took silver in her kata category along with a further silver in her kumite section, Teerth Dhesi in his kumite category, and finally Oliver Dearing who won bronze in his individual kata section.

Oliver and Teerth and were to join forces in the pairs kata section also, earning themselves another silver for their efforts here too.

Team kata success was to be accomplished by Amrit, who along with Ellis Miller and Ben Mitchell of the Hull Zanshin dojo managed to hang on for a creditable bronze medal. A pleasing result given Ben's relative inexperience.

The final medal of the day would be a fourth silver for the kumite team of Oliver, Teerth and Ellis. An eye injury earlier in the day meant Oliver withdrew from his individual kumite category, but despite this he fought three courageous bouts to help get his team to the final. Unfortunately further head contact took its toll and he lost for the first time during the day. Teerth was unfortunately unable to recover the deficit and the result turned out to be their only defeat of the day in the team event. However gold last year in the same event and silver this year should be seen as good result.

Well done to everyone, all of whom are now well on the way to achieving squad status!

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