The Seitou Ryu Karate National Squad continued their winning streak at their second tournament of the season; The Kaizen Cup Karate Tournament held at the Dagenham Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex on Sunday 27th March.
The team’s full results are below:
· Richard Hang Hong: 30yrs/3rd Dan Black belt. Wickford – Gold kumite, Silver kata, Gold (team kata), Bronze (team kumite).
· Martin Lawrence: 28yrs/1st Dan Black belt. Chelmsford – Bronze (kata), Gold (team kata)
· Samuel Parker: 18yrs/1st Dan Black belt. Tilbury – Bronze (kata), Gold (team kata), Bronze (kumite)
· Jade Green: 14yrs/1st Dan Black Belt. South Ockendon – Bronze (kata), Bronze (team kata)
· Tatum Mandy: 11yrs/2nd kyu brown belt. Tilbury – Gold (kumite) Silver (kata), Bronze (team kata)
· Jorden Saunders: 13yrs/4th kyu Purple belt. Corringham – Gold (kata), Gold (kumite), Bronze (team kata)
· Jake Reeve: 16yrs/7th kyu Orange belt. Chelmsford – Bronze (kumite)
Team SRK was led by the chief instructor of Seitou Ryu Karate, Richard Hang Hong from Wickford, Essex, a 3rd Dan black belt and 7 time National and International Kumite and Kata champion by winning 2 Gold medals, a Silver and a Bronze in kumite, team kata, individual kata and team kumite respectively.
Richard began training a squad to compete at tournaments 3 years ago as a way of rewarding and inspiring promising young students. “I am constantly amazed at the commitment shown by the squad members as individuals and as a team. They are focused and driven, but also respectful and generous to their team members and other clubs and students”.
Classes in Seitou Ryu Karate run all year round across Grays, South Ockendon, Wickford and Chelmsford. With over 150 currently active members training throughout these areas, it is suitable for everyone from five years old upwards, with separate classes for all ages and abilities. For more information about classes please contact Sensei Richard on 07899 827476 or visit the club website; www.seitouryukarate.com