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By Admin - Posted on 13 May 2009


Awesomeness! This is the new buzz word bounding around the karate world as the Kaizen Ryu National Squad goes from strength to strength. They recently returned back from this year’s Munich International Open with an impressive ten trophies after taking on oppositions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and UK.

As the tournament season gets into gear, the Kaizen Team gets busy with training and takes on competitors at the Malympex European Championships; an all styles tournament attracting over 300 competitors from across Europe. Team Coach Tyrone Snr said “the whole squad pulled together and fought hard. Their support for each other is what makes them a successful team, walking away with a total of 17 trophies and European titles (10 Golds, 4 Silver & 3 Bronze). We are proud of their achievements, and there’s still a long road ahead.”  European titles were won by local Bow kids Molly Ullah and Tyrone Briscoe, Dagenham kids Vicky Phillips and Jack McAllister, and Gina Boot from Romford.

Not one to rest on its laurels the team swiftly followed this event the next day with an all karate tournament at the Seitou Ryu Invitational on Sunday 19th April. Quality students fighting for the top spots, it proved to be a tough and rewarding competition. After a long, exciting and fun day the small contingent of squad members fought hard to land the 13 trophies (4 Golds, 4 Silver & 5 Bronze) from over 120 competitors. Awesome efforts, awesome results; 40 trophies in less than 2 months!! ---end---  

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