Success in Serbia for Eastern Shotokan Karate Association at World Championships

Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) represented the Traditional England Karate Squad at the 2

Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) represented the Traditional England Karate Squad at the 23rd SKDUN World Shotokan Karate Championships in Serbia.Ffrom left, Patrick Matthews, Elliot Dronfield and Matthew Potter with their medals. - Credit: Submitted

The long trip to Serbia proved to be worth it for the 18 members of Sprowston-based Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA), who returned home with a haul of medals.

The squad represented the Traditional England Karate Squad at the 23rd SKDUN World Shotokan Karate Championships in Subotica, Serbia. The squad competed in both kata and kumite events and had successful medal placements in both events.

Reegan Green (11 years old) won a bronze medal in individual kata (children), Matthew Potter (15) a silver medal in individual kumite and silver in team kumite (cadet) and Elliot Dronfield (15) a bronze medal in individual kumite and a silver medal in team kumite (cadet). Patrick Matthews (15) also won a silver medal in team kumite (cadet) and Max Threadwell (12) a bronze in individual kumite (mini cadet).

Overall in the medal table England were fifth out of 23 countries and approximately 1300 competitors. Throughout the weekend the squad were congratulated by England team manager Gerry Grey and Colin Putt, the chief referee of the SKDUN, on their attitude, discipline and team spirit. The ESKA members attend the Roundtree Way club from all around Norfolk. For more information go to www.eska.co.uk


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