Ken Yu Kai Karate Championships 2009

On the 27th September, four of Wado UK's regular competitors travelled to Manchester, for this year's Ken Yu Kai Open. The youngest of these was Joe Rose from the Hull Zanshin Dojo. Joe was competing in both the Kata and Kumite sections, but despite his valiant efforts he was unable to secure a medal position. Harry Oetegenn from the Woodford Dojo and Matthew March from the Shin Ken Dojo were also among the quartet, but as with Joe earlier, they too unfortunately fell just short of the medal positions.

The success of the day was to go to Jessica Newton, also of the Shin Ken Dojo. Jessica battled hard as usual and by the end of her category found herself once again in the gold medal position. Jess is no stranger to medal positions and a regular gold medallist, but the regularity at which she achieves medal success is a very promising sign for her future competition career.

Well done to Jess for yet another gold medal, but well done also to all the competitors who travelled to represent their clubs and Wado UK!

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