Solihull Karate Academy took a squad of 20 students to the recent Central Regions competition in Chesterfield - Greg Hegarty, Tom Reily, Jake Sidwell, Thomas Hegarty, Liam O'Donnell, Niall O'Sullivan, Daniel Fleming, Oliver Tobin, Luke Mussell, Aran Everill, Sandeep Singh, Komal Kaur, Niall Gilligan, Bethany Wheeler-Tyan, Graham Tobin, Kalwdeep Singh, Christopher Robinson, Aimee Robinson and Anne-Marie Tobin.

Everyone did extremely well with special mention going to Graham Tobin narrowly missing out on a medal coming 5th in the Mens Kyu grade Kata, in the same event Jake Sidwell won one of his 2 bronze medals with his second coming in the Mens Kyu grade Kumite.

A further 3 gold medals were won by Anne-Marie Tobin in the Womens Kyu grade Kata, Niall Gilligan in the 10-11 Boys Kumite and Sensei Hegarty in the Mens Dan grade Kumite.

A final gold medal was won in the Team Kumite event by Jake Sidwell, Tom Reily and Sensei Hegarty.

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The Squad

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Jake Sidwell winning his first Bronze medal in the Mens Kyu grade Kata
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Jake Sidwell's second Bronze medal for the Mens Kyu grade Kumite

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Anne-Marie Tobin with her Gold medal for the Womens Kyu grade Kata

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Niall Gilligan with his Gold medal for the 10-11 Boys Kumite

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Sensei Hegarty with his Gold medal for the Mens Dan grade Kumite

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Tom Reilly, Sensei Hegarty and Jake Sidwell with their Gold medals for the Team Kumite