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The 4th Sunderland Karate Championships

On Sunday 23rd June the 4th Sunderland Karate Championships took place at City Space, Sunderland. Over 160 competitors and 200 spectators supported the event. This year we had various VIPs attending including the Mayor and Mayoress, members of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue and members of Northumbria Police. All of our VIPs commented on the excellent standard and conduct of all of the competitors. 

The day ran smoothly thanks to the excellent help from the referees, timekeepers/recorders and our first aid team, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them for their excellent work on the day, which allowed competitors to perform to their best. 

During the finals there were some excellent perfomances and some very exciting moments, in particular during the Senior Male Kumite after a very close fight with Solomon Egwu and Martin Fraser during the closing stages of the fight Solomon was winning by wazari and with 0.21 of a second left on the clock Martin raced in with quick footwork and landed an excellent mawashi geri jodan, which resulted in ippon and the Gold medal. Martin was also took Bronze in the Senior Kata and another Gold in Mixed Team Kata his achievements resulted in him winning the overall competitor of the day. 

Boys Kumite 10yrs and Under

1st Oliver Lines

2nd Ethan Brown

3rd Simeran Kandola

3rd Sam Blundell

Boys Kumite 11-14yrs Under 5ft

1st Liam Hampton

2nd Matthew Gibson

3rd Ethan King

3rd Aaron Barrow

Boys Kumite 11-14yrs Over 5ft

1st Brett Billingham

2nd Thomas Crowther

3rd James Humphries

3rd Ross Billingham

Girls Kumite 11-15yrs

1st Maya Burns

2nd Gemma Gibson

3rd Niamh Duddridge

3rd Sammi King

Ladies Kumite

1st Madeline Wood

2nd Laura Brice

3rd Rachel Allinson

3rd Liz Wier

15-17yrs Male Kumite

1st Ethan Armstrong

2nd Ryan Spencer

3rd Fraser Grice

3rd Jason Crowther

Senior Male Kumite 18yrs+

1st Martin Fraser

2nd Solomon Egwu

3rd Mike Jones

3rd Chris Hamilton

Children’s Team Kumite

1st Shinko

2nd Sendai Kushiro A

3rd Killingworth Kaizen

3rd York Elite

Children’s Novice – 4th Kyu Kata

1st Jay Scott

2nd Charlie Oxtoby

3rd Henry Winterman

4th Lewis Keen

Children’s Brown Belt Kata

1st Louie Cummings

2nd Bronya Burnikell

3rd Cenya Russell

4th Tendai Cleugh

Children’s Black Belt Kata

1st Maya Burns

2nd Matthew Gibson

3rd Rosa Kerr

4th Gemma Gibson

Mixed Kata 16yrs +

1st Sam Light

2nd Chris Hamilton

3rd Madeline Wood

4th Martin Fraser

Team Kata

1st Sendai Kushiro A

2nd Sendai Kushiro B

3rd Ashington NKA A

4th Ashington NKA B

Martin Fraser being present the overall competitor trophy by the Mayor and Mayoress

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