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.
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…