2017 National Championships



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Sharon & James Photography

On Sunday 5th March Washinkai Karate held its 40th Anniversary National Championships.

It was an incredible day with some great performances, the cadet kumite final featuring the boys vs the girls literally had everyone on the edge of their seats. With a tie at the end both teams chose their strongest fighters for a deciding bout, the boys pipped the girls just!

As well as Shihan Thompson being presented his 9th Dan, which you can read about here, our congratulations musat also go to Shaz Shahid (6th Dan) who was presented with the Graham Smith Memorial Trophy.

Well done to everyone who competed, officiated are who was their supporting the competitors you all helped make a most memorable day.

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