Karate: Ashington floor opposition at regional contest
Dec 9 2010 By The Journal
ASHINGTON Karate Club floored the opposition with a string of impressive displays at two regional events.
At the Northern Regional Championships at Sunderland University, Ashington performed well against hundreds of competitors.
Maya Burns gained silver in the girls kumite and Ashington’s C squad of Burns, Caitlin Birdsey and Niamh Duddridge was second in the children's team kata.
Burns was also third in the mixed kata, while bronzes were also awarded to Dylan Gibson (junior kumite) and Dan Smart (junior kata).
The club also enjoyed success at the 22nd annual Seahouses Junior Competitron.
Abbie Robinson struck gold in the 10 years and under kata novice to fourth kyu, with Louis Cummings second and Kieran Constantine fourth.
In the 10 years and under mixed kata third kyu and above, Niamh Duddridge claimed a silver.
Gemma Gibson triumphed in the mixed kata 11-14yrs novice yo fourth kyu.
Dylan Gibson finished fourth in the 11 to 14 mixed kata third kyu and above.
Ashington’s B squad (Niamh Duddridge, Caitlin Burdsey, Maya Burns) was second in the team kata fourth kyu and above section.
The girls finished just ahead of their A squad counterparts of Kyle Duddridge, Dylan Gibson and Alex Ralph.
The girls’ 10 and under kumite was won by Niamh Duddridge.
In the boys’ 11 to 14 years over 5ft kumite, Kyle Duddridge and Alex Ralph were joint third.
Maya Burns clinched a bronze in the girls’ 11 to 14yrs kumite.
Finally, Louis Cummings and Kieran Contantine were joint second in the children’s under-10 ippon kumite competition.
Ashington Karate Club train on Saturdays (10am) at the YMCA in Laburnum Terrace.