Archive | March, 2016

Inter-Dojo Cup

22 Mar


Congratulations to Mortlake Dojo for winning the first Crouching Tiger Karate Inter-Dojo Cup!!!

Thank you very much to all competitors from all clubs. Over 90 students competed and it was great to see such a high standard of Karate and such a friendly but competitive atmosphere. I thought that the attitude of the participants was spot-on and I feel proud and honoured to be the instructor of every single one of the competitors. 

It was very closely contested and ultimately it was decided in the last two events of board breaking but Mortlake Dojo are the Inter-Dojo Cup Champions

The Gold Medal tally was as follows:

Mortlake – 9

Kew – 8

Putney – 6

Grove Park – 2

Duke’s Meadow – 2

East Sheen – 1

St. Margaret’s – 1

Kew Green – 1

I would like to say a special thank you to all of our Black Belt competitors who helped to officiate and judge. Their spirit and enthusiasm for helping was exceptional and we could not have done it without them. Also I would like to thank Sensei Tom and Senpai Alex for their tireless work and to my wife Teo and daughter Kara for helping organise the event.

I am already thinking of ways to make next year’s event even better and I will be getting Mortlake engraved on the trophy and it will be theirs to defend next year.

Yours sincerely,

Sensei Ben


JSKA National Championships

22 Mar

I would like to thank all competitors who represented our club in the JSKA National Championships in Ash on Saturday 27th February.

Thomas Leask, Robert Bright, Kai Burby, Shaurya Hemrajani, Sophia Joffrin, Sophie Allwright, Charlie Morton, Parker Percy-Brown and Leo Cusden all competed with heart and spirit and between them they managed to achieve 4 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. The standard was very high and it is a fantastic achievement to have done so well. The tournament organisers also complimented our club for their exemplary etiquette. Well done!