Record number of members from York Karate selected for the JKS England Squad

A record number of 9 members of York Karate have been selected to compete for JKS England in 2020.

Amy, with the rest of her JKS England senior kumite team mates

Harry Hardcastle and Amy Tegetmeier reprise their roles in the JKS England senior kumite squad, with Sam Peacock, Kate Hambleton and Callum Stead continuing for another year in the under 16's kumite squad. Kieran Morris was selected for the under 16's B squad and will represent JKS England for the first time this year.

From left: Sam, Kate, Kieran and Callum - all selected for the under 16's kumite squad

On the kata side, it was Anya Holmes-Ellerker, Sam Watson and Isobel McGowan who were selected, all three for the first time.

From left: Anya, Isobel and Sam, with JKS England head coach Matt Price

The JKS England squad is seen as an excellent development opportunity to progress onto the prestigious EKF regional and national squads. In addition, being apart of the JKS England squad allows it's members to compete against the best international competitors within the JKS, including top Japanese competitors, and offers other exciting opportunities. The squad is already preparing for the JKS World Championships which will take place in Brazil in 2021, with all 9 members of York Karate in the running for potential selection.

Good luck!