Harlow Leisure Zone was again the venue for this years Shikon Open.

A good entry but not as large as last year but the standard was as good as ever and the atmosphere just as friendly.

With the Karate Sport England A squad largely in a rest period following their success In Santarem, Portugal, this meant that the senior events were open to a new faces on the podium.

Kata medals were very evenly spread with the exception of Mitchell Roberts winning 3 golds and topping that off with a gold in the mens U70k kumite event. Excellent work Mitchel!

The boys and girls events were as hotly contested as usual, and the cadets followed with some fantastic fights right through to the teams where the male cadets was dominated by UKA and the female cadets by SESK.

SSK saw Lee Rose and James Eade fight it out in the mens 070k final with Lee walking away with the gold. They then teamed up with Caner Ahmet and won the mens team event.

Rebecca Barton – Hagger had a wonderful fight with Imaany Kuahandran in the ladies senior final with Rebecca eventually coming out on top.

Congratulations to Ian Warren from AAKA for winning the mens veterans kumite after so many years in retirement and also to Jess Muller from Shin gi tai for taking home two kata golds and a gold in kumite.

A good day all round and many thanks to the officials amnd organising team for a 4.30 finish.

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