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York Karate fighters medal at the British International Open

Three of York's top competition fighters travelled to Glasgow to compete in the British Karate Federation's International Open. They were competing as members of the JKS England squad.

Amy Tegetmeier with her bronze medal for individual kumite

Congratulations to Amy Tegetmeier who won bronze medal in kumite (sparring) and also claimed bronze as part of the three man team kumite. Harry Hardcastle continued his run of good form with a bronze medal in the individual kumite. Sam Peacock also travelled to Glasgow and although he didn't win any medals this time out, he continues to gain valuable experience in his first year with the JKS England squad, competing against the best fighters in the country.

Harry claiming another medal at a major competition. Bronze in the individual kumite

JKS England, as a squad, finished 5th in the medal table with 5 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals. Matt Price, JKS England's head coach, praised the squad for their success at the event. Matt is visiting York Karate on the 4th October for a training seminar. Further details can be found about this on the York Karate Website www.yorkkarate.net.


The York Karate squad is next in action at the Nissan Championships on the 20th October, with the JKS England squad competing in the JKS Scotland National Championships on the same day.

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