2015 Dutch Open

Thanks to John Gardiner for this report from the Dutch Open.

5th place in Team Kata today at the Karate1 Lotto Dutch Open Championships in Almere, Netherlands..
very disappointed to have missed out on the bronze medal.
After winning our first match 4-1 with Kanku sho against an Italian team ‘Accademia Karate SMAV’, then losing to the French National Team 4-1 in the pool semi final with both our team and there’s performing Gojushiho Sho Kata.

Then in the repechage final we faced the Croatia National Team and both performing Unsu with Bunkai, the result went 1-4 in their favour..
Our performance as a team was good and we will move on with this result and improve where we need to in order to next time make it onto the podium…