22 Trophies at competition for Torquay karate club


Junior members of Torquay’s Kenpo Academy proudly show off their amazing haul of 22 trophies.

The trophies were won at the British Junior Kenpo Championships,  held by 6thDegree Kenpo black belt Matt Snell, of Flaming Fist in Exeter. The competition took place on 15th November.

With children ranging in ages from 5 to 12 entering Sparring, forms [patterns] and K1.50 [patterns] performing at a high standard and with some student’s winning multiple trophies – what a day they had!


Pictured: Back Row: Jaki McVicar 8th Degree Black Belt and Laurent Zammit 2ndDegree Black Belt Middle Row: Jamie Thomas-Dylan Dawson-Aaliyah Cuff-Scarlett Gouldthorpe-Tom Smith, Megan Beasley and Corey Albutt. Front Row: Phoebe Thomas-Seth Randall-Molly Beasley-Rex Holden-Joshua Hill and Harriet Harper.

Their Instructor 8th Degree black belt Jaki McVicar says “I am very proud of all of my juniors many were entering a competition for the first time but they took to it like ducks to water! The spirit and camaraderie shown by all competitors at the event shone through. My thanks to Matt Snell and his super team of black belts, my fellow Instructors, Francis Hadley, Paul Poulain, Laurent Zammit , Paul Jackson, Neil Beasley and Steven Smith who work so hard with all the children. In addition I would like to thank all the parents of the children for their continued support in everything we do”.





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