Twenty three members of the Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) were honored to be selected to represent the Traditional Shotokan Karate Association (TSKUK) and England at the XIX FSKA World Karate Championships from the 26th – 29th October 2017 at K2 Arena, Crawley. Mahisha Ahmed (17), Micah Avowlanu (8), Isabella Brown (10), Lana Clark (11), Max Clay (15), Joanna Crane (16), Elliot Dronfield (17), Reegan Green (13), Ethan Jones (14), Leo Jones (12), Molly Lambert (14), Udon Leathersich (10), Alex Loombe (15), Shannon Marment (13), Patrick Matthews (17), Luca Occhionero (11), Dylan Partridge-kelly (12), Matthew Potter (17), Sam Snelling (11), Arwen Stewart (12), Max Threadwell (14), Layla Ward (11) and Joshua Wright (12) were chosen for their dedication and commitment to their karate as well as their previous successes at the many local and national competitions attended by ESKA and the TSKUK in 2016/17.
After a very successful competition the squad returned home with a total of 23 World Championship Gold Medals, along with an additional 17 Silver and 13 Bronze Medals. Giving the squad a total of 53 Medals across the three days.
Micah Avowlanu (8) and Udon Leathersich (10) both from Norwich had an outstanding championships with both boys coming away with four World Championship Gold Medals each. A fantastic achievement at such a young age.
Head Squad Coach Nathan Bond from Norwich said – “I was extremely pleased with the whole squad’s performance at the Competition and with the athlete’s efforts and training leading up to the event”.