In the Senior Men's Individual Kumite
, Jonathan McGorian fought strong all day to take the gold.
Other medalists at St Helens were Tom Kaye (bronze in the Men's kata 18yrs and over 5th kyu and below), Jodie Booth (bronze in the Ladies' kumite
and kata), Scott Brodie (bronze in the boys kumite
10-12yrs 5th kyu and below), Fay Wheatley (gold in the Ladies' kata), and Cameron brodie (gold in the boys' and girls' Under 7 kumite
Special mention must go to Burns, who won both kata and kumite
events to earn the title of grand champion.
Sokudo female team won both the Sanbon and Rotation team kumite
, and team member Caroline McGrath won both Female Senior individual Sanbon and Ippon Open kumite
categories to take her medal haul to four golds.
She travelled to the Midlands where she won both her Kata and Kumite
categories at the Central England Open, one of England's highest quality events, she topped that only a few weeks later when she was crowned WUKF European Champion in the Under-10 Kata category.
Winning the Senior Men's Individual Kumite
, Jon McGorian, an RAF Medic said: "The best moment of the weekend was realizing I'd made it to the semi-finals and would finally win an individual medal after nine years of International competition.
The annual national championships, held in Leicester, saw more than a hundred karate students compete in kumite
(fighting) and kata (sequence of movements) events.
Garrick Eastwood (pictured above, centre) won gold in the senior men's under 75kg kumite
for Sokudo Karate Club at the Karate England National Open Championships in Loughborough.
(fighting) and Kata are delivered together at the school of excellence, but separate sessions are in place for the senior group.
Vale Karate's WUKF European under-10 girls Kata champion Chiara Baker was once again in sparkling form in Cowbridge, taking both the under-10 advanced Kata and under-10 girls Kumite
Down in Bristol, at the British Institute of Karate competition, there were third places for Andy Taylor in the boys' 13-15 years kumite
; Dale Hellewell in the men's kyu and below kumite
; Fay Wheatley and Kirsty Henderson in the ladies' kumite
; and Adam Schofield in the boys'13-15yrs (5ft and below kumite
The competition was divided into two main disciplines, Kata - set forms and Kumite
- fighting, both of which are very dynamic and exciting events to watch.