The SAKAI Association had a successful weekend at the 4 Nations!
The SAKAI Karate Associations’ “Little Pocket Rocket” Daisy Hutchison was crowned British 4 Nations Champion [10-11 years -35kgs] at the weekend.
Her performance was outstanding, as Daisy did not drop a single point throughout the course of the championship, they literally could not lay a grove on her!
Next British Championship finalist was Matthew Pratt; unfortunately, Matthew had to settle for Silver [12-13 years +45kgs] on this occasion.
He was very disappointed that he did not achieve his goal, but Matthew showed immense mental toughness and desire to succeed when he was only given three minutes to compose himself. Before he led his team to battle through the rounds to be crowned British 4 Nations Team Champions! Team members were Matthew Pratt, Dawid Blaszczak, Ally Mitchell
The SAKAI Karate Associations’ Boys [10-11 years of age] Team were also crowned British 4 Nations Champions. Team members: Lewis Bryson, Liam Collins and Filip Zmudzinski.
The SAKAI Karate Associations’ took four further Team Bronzes in the following categories:
- Girls 7-9 years – Team members: Caitlin Dunn, Catriona-Louise Martin & Nikola Blaszczak
- Boys 7-9 years – Team members: Scott Collins, Rhian Mitchell, Baxter Anderson
- Girls 10-11 years – Team members: Daisy Hutchison, Eve Watt, Klaudia Blaszczak
- Male Seniors +18 years – Team members: Adam El Shafei, Kyle McLean, Sean Turnball
There was three further individual Bronze Medallists at the championship:
- Nikola Blaszczak [7-9 years -25kgs]
- Nicola Rainey [Senior Female -68kgs]
- Adam El Shafei [Senior Male -67kgs]
We are seeing good progress from this young set of dedicated athletes and we are sure you will be hearing a lot more about them soon.