Hurricane Shotokan Karate Club takes haul of medals at ‘Grand Prix’ tournament

Hurricane Shotokan Karate Club members with Sensei Tomasz

Members of Hurricane Shotokan Karate Club Thanet have brought home a haul of medals from a ‘Grand Prix’ competition in Slough.

Some 200 youngsters from 12 clubs across the country took part in the tournament last Sunday (June 16).

The Hurricane Shotokan club, which takes sessions at St George’s School in Broadstairs, took home nine medals – 2 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze- after competing in five categories: kihon, kumite, kata, team kata and punch bag.

Inga and Payton in the pair kata category

Successes:

Maja Kostic – 1st place kata and 2nd place kumite

Karma Eissa -1st place kihon kata

Joel Bull -2nd place kumite

Salma Eissa – 2nd place kihon kata

Inga Piotrowska- 3rd place punch bag

Iza Piotrowska – 3rd place kihon kata

Filip Kostic – 3rd place kumite

Antonina Zima- 3rd place kumite

Payton Brown -4th place pair kata

Club Sensei Tomasz Stellmach said: “ We would like to say a big thank you to our sponsor Pass Driving School for supporting our team. Thank you also to Premier Signs for support and new club banners.”

Hurricane Shotokan Karate Club has been running classes since 2018.

The club, which has 60 members across its London and St George’s School sites, caters for members aged 4 and over with teaching specialised for each age group. The youngest students, aged 4 to 7, learn about karate by playing specifically designed games.

Find Hurricane Shotokan Karate Club on facebook here

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