TKF Squad is a tailor made class for the sole purpose of developing the competition side of karate.
Competitive karate is broken down into two parts. The first being Kata, which are sequences of blocks and strikes that are performed to a predetermined timing.
The second being Kumite, a bout between two competitors who are allowed to use an array of karate attacks with differing levels of contact based on the age of the competitors.
In TKF Squad, students will learn the rules of competitive Kata and Kumite. As well as the tools to be successful in a competition. Perhaps more importantly students will learn how to show respect and correct sportsmanship to fellow competitors, squad members and officials.
Starting from a friendly and low level of the TKF club competitions, student can grow in confidence and ability all the way to become national and international representatives of their club, organisation and country.
On Sunday 18th November the TKF Squad attended the JKS National Championships in Nottingham. All competitors put in some fantastic performances.
Great sportsmanship and respect was shown by so many with a very high Karate standard on show.
Luke Beswick – Kata Gold
Maisie Redgrave – Kata Bronze
Danny Jordan – Kata Silver
Kim Redgrave – Kata Gold
Louise Gedge – Kata Silver
Lauren Watts – Kata Bronze
Doug Bish – Kata Gold
Charlie Green – Bronze Kumite
Max Tilson – Silver Kumite
Jadzia Molloy – Bronze Kumite
Team Kumite Events
Cody Gedge, Charlie Green and Max Tilson
Jadzia Molloy, Megan Robinson and Martyna Marjeska
Henry Pegge and George Pegge
Danny Jordan, Freddie Grice and Aaron Dakers
Squad Members – Max Tilson, Jamie Steward, Cody Gedge, Charlie Green, Luke Beswick, Rohan Panday, Cameron Panday, Freddie Grice, Henry Pegge, Maisie Redgrave, Danny Jordan, George Pegge, Jadzia Molloy, Martyna Marjeska, Fabian Velea, Brooke Watts, Cameron Bish, Doug Bish, Edward Cushing, Ethan Ward, Kim Redgrave, Lauren Watts, Louise Gedge, Megan Robinson, Mason Broadwater and Aaron Dakers
5 Gold, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze = 18 Medals