Well done to Ross Mathieu for his silver medal at the EKF Nationals 2010
K.D.F. came above the AMA in the medals table with only 12 competitors attending this year and almost all athletes gained medals well done to you all
English National Karate Championships 2010
The championships was held at Ponds Forge Leisure Centre Sheffield by The English Karate Federation (the official recognised governing body)
The North West Karate Academy took a squad of 11 for this two day event
Day one Saturday 25th April, the day started great with a Silver and bronze in team Kata 10-13yrs, Competitors Matthew Ayres, Daniel Prior, Sam Deakin took the silver with Matthew Gornall, Rebecca Duff, Sophie Corless taking Bronze.
Individual success was achieved by Natalie Charlton taking Bronze in the 16-17yrs Kata.
Day two Sunday 26th April, again the day started in real overdrive with Natalie Charlton continuing her top form with the ultimate result Gold in the 16-17yrs Kumite (fighting). Natalies day was far from over, entering the seniors Kumite resulting in a very prestigious Bronze.
Next up was Zach Scott and Gus Johnston representing the 16-17yrs heavy weights producing a double Bronze to add to the medal growing tally. They to were not content to let it end there producing an excellent Silver result in the 16-17yrs team Kumite even though they were a fighter short on the 3 man line up.
Last to enter the arena was Alex Hodge in the Senior Kumite, he had to fight hard from start to finish resulting in a close final, it wasn't to be a Golden day this time for Alex but a Silver to be proud of.
Finally a worthy mention to Samantha Anderton who fought her heart out but was eventually pipped at the last second of her bout by a single punch and so missing out of a Bronze in the Kumite.
Coach Steve Scott said the squad continue to inspire each other, their support at the competition and in training is a vital component to success that and of course lots of hard work