Only one week after our grading we went on to the 3rd SKCE National Championship.
SKCE Oxted was represented by 3 students and Sensei Alexandra Merisoiu who came back with a total of 6 medals:
– 3rd place SANBON KUMITE BOYS JUNIOR 12yrs & under Up to 7th Kyu
– 2nd place KATA MALE VETERAN Up to 4th Kyu
– 2nd place SANBON KUMITE MALE VETERAN Up to 8th Kyu
– 2nd place SANBON KUMITE MALE SENIOR 19 yrs + Up to 4th Kyu
– 1st place KUMITE FEMALE SENIOR 16 yrs + Shodan & above
– 2nd place KATA FEMALE SENIOR 19 yrs + 3rd Kyu & above
The total number of entries was larger than expected with 254 individual kata entrants, 242 kumite entrants and 59 team entrants and, for the first time, SKCE had extended invitations for other Shotokan organisations.