SSKI once again teamed up with SEKU to take a combined squad (including Sensei Adam, Rachael and Eve from the London Dojo) to the WJKA World Championships in Belgium.
Despite stiff competition the squad enjoyed numerous successes, the pinnacle of which was Sensei Adam’s 1st place in the highly competitive men’s individual kata event. This is a fantastic and very well deserved achievement, which adds to impressive list of titles that sensei has already taken this year. The rest of the SSKI squad also put in some strong performances, coming back with several bronze and one gold medal (won by Cristy Nash from the Old Basing dojo, in the girls’ 12-14 yrs kumite event). Rachael from London took joint 3rd in the women’s kumite event, while unfortunately Eve was unable to compete due to injury.
Whilst the competition was a resounding success it was unfortunately cut short by tragic circumstances in which a veteran competitor from Russia suffered a cardiac arrest, which he sadly he did not survive. SSKI extends its sincerest condolences to his friends and family.