UKMAF/SMA Midlands Area SERIES 2
April 22nd saw the second in the series of four competitions being held this year in the market town of Watton in West Norfolk, hosted by Saracen Martial Arts (SMA) and titled the ‘Midland Area Championships’ This event is open to all UKMAF/UKASKO members.
With clubs attending from Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk to say the competition was well attended is an understatement ! This of course was the perfect ingredients for a very competitive competition. Many thanks must go to Masters Julius Manyoni (Epson & Ewell Karate Club), Steve Langbridge (South Bucks Karate Club), Rick Piper (Mersea Island Karate Club), Ian Soame (Watton Saracen Martial Arts), Dave Robb (Great Hockham Saracen Martial Arts) and UKMAF National Coach Chris Hemstock (Norwich, Attleborough & Wymondham Saracen Martial Arts) for their help and support during the event. Additionally special thanks must also go to Instructors Ian Andrews 4th Dan, Lynne Robb 4th Dan, Dave Land 4th Dan, Brian Hunter 3rd Dan, Helen Land 2nd Dan, Joanne O’Neill 1st Dan, Emily Davison-Cripps 1st Kup and of course SMA’s First Aider Katherine Woods 1st Kup.
Also, a big thank you to two very special Mothers who helped out with time keeping and scoring, Allyson Lockitch and Carla Gilman.