Lanarkshire Karate Academy’s Cumbrian Open delivers magnificent medal haul


Lanarkshire Karate Academy won a fantastic 45 medals at the Cumbrian Open Championships in Penrith over the weekend.

The Airdrie-based club traveled south full of hope that their youngsters would make them proud – and they did just that with a standout performance that won 15 golds, eight silvers and 22 bronze awards.

Sensei Chantelle Allan, delighted, said: “We had great results and what a fantastic collection of medals.

“Congratulations to all the medal winners and all the competitors who participated, we are so proud of your efforts.

“Also, congratulations and thank you to all of our supporting parents and guardians for making the trip and cheering on the team.

“It was a brilliant day for the LKA team.”

The club’s individual results are as follows:

GOLD: Keir McGeachy – Individual Kumite, Harrison Carty – Individual Kata, Emmie McEwan – Individual Kumite, Sebastian Magilton – Individual Kumite, Heather Mackay – Individual Kata, Eva Cochrane – Individual Kumite, Amelia Harvie – Individual Kata, Julie Wiegand – Individual Kata, Heather Mackay – Individual Kumite.

There were also four gold medals in team kumite, one in team kata and one in pair kata.

The club had a strong contingent that made the trip for the event

SILVER: Amaria Awan – Individual Kumite, Harrison Carty – Kickmaster, Sebastian Magilton – Individual Kata, Mila McGowan – Individual Kumite, Julie Wiegand – Individual Kumite.

Two silver medals in pairs kata were also awarded as well as in team kumite.

BRONZE: Luke Ryder – Individual Kumite, Tyler Gibson – Individual Kumite, Lewis Logue – Individual Kumite, Jodi Warwick – Individual Kumite, Evan McNab – Individual Kata, Keir McDonald – Individual Kata, Weronika Sajewska – Individual Kata, Jayden Warwick – Individual Kata, Bartek Sajewski – Individual Kata, Reece Taylor – Individual Kata, Keir McGeachy – Kickmaster, Lewis Ferguson – Kickmaster, Jayden Warwick – Individual Kumite, Austin Docherty – Individual Kumite, Weronika Sajewska – Individual Kumite.

The club also won three bronze medals in pair kata, three in team kumite and one in team kata.

LKA’s success comes from a recent seminar with Kumite great Wayne Otto.

A nine-time world and European champion, the former England national coach gave a briefing to children in Stirling earlier this month.

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