On Saturday 10th March , Sensei Emma , Sensei Steve and Reece travelled to chesterfield to compete in the central region championships , the day started off with Reece in kumite (fighting) they decided to do a round robin which means every one had 2 fights and the top 4 are selected from this …… Reece fought fantastically , and was the only person with 2 wins taking him through to the finals . Next up was Sensei Steve in kata , he performed kata bassaidai , and scored in second place …. through to the semi finals. (Top 9) Sensei Steve performed the kata again and gained 5th place narrowly missing out by 0.1 .

Back to Reece for kata , he did very well and got to the 3rd round before just missing out . Next up the men’s veteran kumite , Sensei Steve was looking very sharp through his kumite , and after a head injury was told he could not carry on to fight for a spot in the finals and took a bronze medal , 3rd place .

Finals , Reece was up and was looking very good, he showed some great techniques but was unfortunately beat and took a very pleasing silver medal…..

Sensei Emma was extremely proud of them both , and looks forward to next time .

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