Basingstoke Fighters Enjoy Success At Karate Tournament In London


Basingstoke fighters enjoy success at karate tournament in LondonBASINGSTOKE’S Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy returned with a fistful of medals from the Kyoji Kai tournament in London’s Docklands.

This is one of a series of national ranking events for competitors looking to be selected to become part of the England National Karate squad, which is drawn from many different karate styles and associations.

The academy team – which returned with five gold, three silver and nine bronze medals – encompassed a range of ages and experience levels and was made up of Bryan Andrews (46), Lindsey Andrews (39), Mark Nevola (50), Emily Nicholls (35), Jess Muller (16), Harry Cronk (13), Harry van Meerkerk (10), Emma Baldry (15), Rebecca Halil (14), Isabel Bailey (14), Edward van Meerkerk (14), Georgina Butcher (13), Samantha Butcher (11) and Josh Nicholls (9).