Vital Martial Arts in Barwell took a team of 7 to the ICO British Open Championships in Birmingham in March. All 7 students performed to a very high standard and did themselves and the club proud.
Gemma Peck British Champion Japanese Kata, Aiden Yarwood British Champion -85kg Ring Continuous, Charlotte Gardner Silver Medal -65kg Points Fighting, Robyn Watret Bronze Medal -65kg Mat Light Continuous, Elisa Watret 4th Place -55kg Mat Light Continuous, Georgia Gardner and Amber Mai Downs not placing on this occasion but gaining from the experience.
Gemma, Aiden, Charlotte, Robyn and Elisa have qualified for the ICO World Cup in Birmingham and the Unified World Championships in Carrara Tuscany Italy in October this year.
As a coach you want to see your students compete against the best in the country and at world level, at Vital Martial Arts we are all very proud of what has been achieved so far this will be an amazing experience for them.
Training has started and we have ICO England squad training session once a month and at three hours long, these session are design to mentally prepare everyone and to build a good team spirit. The training program has started in time to ensure they peak for the challenge ahead.
Sensei Walter commented ‘I believe that all five will do their very best and have every chance of bringing home some medals but the most important thing for me is that they enjoy the experience and do themselves proud’.
During the summer Vital Martial Arts will be raising funds to cover the costs so if anyone would be interested in sponsoring the Vital Martial Art team or donating any gift’s for fundraising events, then please contact Walter Surgeon for further information on 07903572174.
Vital Martial Arts, Unit 12 Konfidence Works, Arthur Street, Barwell, LE98GZ