The ESKA Northern Regional Kata Competition took place on the 11th December 2021 at the Cambridge dojo. This was set up as a smaller scale competition for more local members to gain experience of the competition format and practice towards bigger competitions both within and beyond ESKA

Strong Competition

The response was very strong with over 60 entries from Biggleswade, Duxford, Takeley, Ickleford, Knebworth, Hitchin and the home team, Cambridge. With no competitions in ESKA since 2019, many people were keen to get involved.

It was particularly great to see that there were so many younger and lower grade members taking part, many of them from the relatively new clubs such as Duxford and Takeley. For these people it would have been the first opportunity to take part in a competition and so it was very encouraging to see so much enthusiasm from these young karateka.

Results

School Year 6 and Below, White, Blue, Red, Orange Belt

  • Gold: Martha Merrells – Duxford
  • Silver: Nadir Nocchia – Cambridge
  • Bronze: Alison Leggate – Duxford

School Year 6 and Below, Yellow, Green, Purple Belt

  • Gold: Zak Taziny – Hitchin
  • Silver: Joshua Homsey – Biggleswade
  • Bronze: Maxwell Brennan – Takeley

School Year 7 – 11, White, Blue, Red, Orange Belt

  • Gold: Molly Berriman – Duxford
  • Silver: Magnus Berriman – Duxford
  • Bronze: Miki Hardy – Takeley

School Year 7 – 11, Yellow, Green, Purple Belt

  • Gold: Harry McAlinden – Cambridge
  • Silver: Oliver Gerety – Cambridge
  • Bronze: Eseniya Voinova – Hitchin

School Year 7 – 11, Brown, Black Belt

  • Gold: Katie Shepherd – Cambridge
  • Silver: Charlie Pratten – Cambridge
  • Bronze: Sofia Lyubenova – Hitchin

16+, White, Blue, Red, Orange Belt

  • Gold: Barry Cotton – Biggleswade
  • Silver: Binhui Shao – Cambridge
  • Bronze: Colin Kneebone – Duxford

16+, Yellow, Green, Purple Belt

  • Gold: Barry Cotton – Biggleswade
  • Silver: Benjamin Young – Cambridge
  • Bronze: Colin Kneebone – Duxford

16+, Brown, Black Belt

  • Gold: Matthew Passingham – Knebworth
  • Silver: Chris Pratten – Cambridge
  • Bronze: Wayne Gothard – Takeley

Team Kata

  • Gold: The Hardys – Takeley
  • Silver: The Shepherds – Cambridge
  • Bronze: Needles – Cambridge

!! Well done to all competitors !!