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International Success for Jamie

Posted at 11:44 am on 4th July, 2019

Student Wins World Medals in Karate

Year 9 Jamie has achieved international success by winning silver and bronze medals at the 10th GKR (Go-Kan -Ryu) Karate World Cup in Milton Keynes on 26th June. 

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The competition brought together karate sportspersons from across the world, and they travelled from as far as Australia and New Zealand.

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Jamie qualified alongside 15 other national competitors following his UK Kata Champion title win in November last year.  

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Displaying both his expertise and skill, Jamie won 2nd place in the world for Kata (a routine of moves), 3rd place for team Kata, and 5th for kumite (non-contact fighting).

Jamie said:

“This was by big second chance.  I competed here four years ago but just missed a medal place by coming 4th.  I’ve trained for a long time for this, I felt nervous but ready for the competition.

“The atmosphere was really good and my team was at the side of the ring, with my coaches, supporting me.  I made my family and coaches really proud!”

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Jamie is a member of the Manchester Tournament Team from GKR Club in Salford.  He was awarded the second black tip on his brown belt at his latest grading in December and is working hard on achieving his black belt (shodan-ho).

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