Kenagi Academy of Martial Arts’ summer medal rush continued at the Meopham Open in Kent last week.
Four members of the squad, Nicole Davies, 15, Melanie Davies, 11, Arnar Halldorsson, 9, and Louis Imray, 8, competed in the event, all achieving medal positions in their individual categories.
Nicole Davies moved up an age category to compete in the 16 to 18 years cadet category. Despite it being her first senior event, she certainly did not look out of place, securing a bronze medal for her efforts.
Her sister, Melanie, competed with similar conviction, also achieving a bronze medal in her 9 to 11 year old category.
Younger squad members Louis and Arnar performed outstandingly in their categories.
When they competed earlier in the year at Meopham, Louis achieved a bronze and Arnar came fourth, narrowly missing out on the medals.
It seems that the boys’ hard training had paid off as Louis came away with a silver in the 7 to 8 year old category and Arnar collected the gold in the 9 year old category.
The squad members were encouraged and supported by their coaches Luke and Lorna Harty who also represent the club at national and international level. Luke said: “The future is looking bright for the squad and it is all down to their hard work and commitment.”
Kenagi’s chief instructor Sensei Brian Redman added: “Considering this is both boys’ first year on the competition circuit, they are proving themselves to be a force to be reckoned with for the future.”
The fine performance adds to the club’s success at the Southern Karate Open recently.
Kenagi runs classes in Southwater, Horsham, Coolham and Storrington, welcoming new members of all ages. Contact Brian Redman on 01903 743334 or 07711987672 or visit www.kenagi.co.uk