We held our first Karate Competition at Charleston Complex for Karate Kids from all my clubs:
Glenurquhart, Kirkhill, Kinmylies, Merkinch, Central and Beauly.
28 kids from Glenurquhart competed at the event and they were all amazing.
Ewan Carroll, Jennifer Reilly, Louis Montigue, Melissa Mack, Kyle Richardson, Iona Pettigrew, Reece Woods, Joshua Graham, Ben MacKenzie, Connor MacKenzie, Connor Young, Charlie McQuarrie, Sheamus McWhirr, Thomas Stebbings, Isabella Webster, Alexander Webster, Grace MacDonald, Dylan Wynne, Fergus Robertson, Amy MacDonald, Ross MacDonald, Ruairidh Gault, Finlay Gault, Maya Rizza, Thomas Hunter, Christopher Piras, Jamie Scott-Bryson and Travis Healy.
Glenurquhart results were:
1st Jennifer Rielly in Girls Kata (7-6 Kyu)
1st Christopher Piras in Boys Kata (7-6 Kyu)
2nd Amy MacDonald in Girls fighting (Amy won several fights until she was narrowly beaten in the final by Niamh MacKenzie from Central)
1st Maya Rizza in older girls fighting
2nd Grace MacDonald in the older girls fighting
1st Fergus Robertson in the smaller boys fighting (1st out of 20!!)
Jennifer Rielly and Christopher Piras also competed for the Karate Alba shield for the overall Kata winner. Jennifer came 3rd in this event which was won by Shannon Stewart from Merkinch.
The sporting attitude, spirit and behaviour of all your kids were fantastic and I applaud them all.
4th Dan Black Belt with over 30 years experience. 12 years Scottish Champion and 4 years British Champion in team & individual events