MARTIAL ARTS: National success for club

KARATE associations from all over the country gathered together at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford on Saturday to support the EKA Charity Tournament in aid of Cancer Research and UNICEF.

KARATE associations from all over the country gathered together at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford on Saturday to support the EKA Charity Tournament in aid of Cancer Research and UNICEF.

Supporting the event were students and instructors from the Phoenix Karate Schools in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Instructors Wayne and Vivianne Trorey gave their services freely to referee at the event while Charlotte Fisher, Sophie Stephenson and Frasier Thompson competed successfully.

All three fought in their own weight division and then went on to participate in their open weight sections.


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Frasier was first out on the area, in the 12-13 year old boys under 54kg Kumite where he managed to take a bronze medal. He then went on to the open weight where he had some hard fights to reach the final which he won convincingly, moving around the mat with speed, while picking off his opponent with some nice Gak's (Reverse Punches)

Charlotte was unable to get to the medal positions in her weight section but obtained a well deserved Silver medal in the 14-15 year old girls Open weight, where she narrowly lost to club mate Sophie Stephenson. Sophie like Frasier could only manage a bronze in her weight section but was determined to take the Gold when she fought Charlotte in their open weight final.

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Coach Vivianne Trorey 2nd Dan said: 'It was a very well run competition and is expected to raise several thousand for the two charities, well done to the students for their tremendous success'

Anyone wishing to train with Phoenix at classes in Acle, Martham, Caister, Great Yarmouth, Hopton, Oulton Broad, Beccles and Halesworth can contact Chief Instructor Charlie Trorey 4th Dan on 01502 730171 or 07895 550168 for details.

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