Barnstaple Shotokan juniors impress with wins at county championships

Barnstaple Shotokan Karate Club recently took part in the Devon Championships at Exmouth.

The junior squad performed exceptionally well, taking first and second in the team kata event.

Alex Smith was second in the Ippon and fourth for his kata. In the junior kumite, Keaton Gammon claimed second and Adam Lanford third, while Nichole Williams took first and Hailey Williams second in the junior female kumite.

In the 1-4 Dan kumite, John Clarke managed second, with Soloman Singh coming third in the black/brown belt kumite.

"It was a great day for the Club," said Sensei Mark Blanche.

The club runs twice a week, on Tuesdays at Barnstaple Leisure Centre from 7.30 - 9.30pm and on Fridays at Park School from 7.15 - 9.00pm.