Backwell Karate followed up on an impressive medal haul at the KUGB South West Championships with a silver medal at the JKS England Open National Championships.
The tournament, held at Nottingham’s Wildcat Arena, sees competitors from across the country compete for national honours, and it was Backwell Karate’s kata team that stepped up to the plate in a competitive category.
After qualifying for the final in fourth position, the Backwell trio of Tim Griffiths, Steven Connell and Ashley Hall had to pull it out of the bag to get a medal. And with a steely performance of kata Sochin they did just that, finishing second just points away from the Welsh national team who took gold.
Congratulations to all of our competitors on the day. Full squad: Ian Connell, Steven Connell, Tim Griffiths, Ashley Hall, Jim Mateer and Dan Salter.