37 World Champs at WMAC World Champs

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25 members of the 29 strong Team DOJO returned from the 2015 WMAC World Games with an amazing 92 medals (37 Gold, 31 Silver, 24 Bronze).

Team DOJO consisted of all ages competing in their respective ages and disciplines of Karate Kumite, Kata, Open Forms, Weapons Forms, Team Kata, Team Forms, Team Weapons Forms, Kickboxing Points fighting and Kickboxing Continuous fighting events. The Championships were held in Norwich in AUG 2015.

From the Castlemere Street based Dojo in Rochdale, best performances were from Daniel Tarasevic, Jack Jolliffe (captain), Kai Sweeting, Chase Fernandez, Natalie Dean, Iqra Ishtiaq, Katie Eccles, Rick Ward, Hamza Ali, Mahnoor Ali and Ethan Hulse. Most Talented Athlete award among the -14yr olds also went to Team DOJO’s Daniel Tarasevic who received the 2015 WMAC Championship Belt and was honoured to receive it (Daniel’s photo also attached).

The Club Sensei IRFAN ANSARI said ‘Despite these World Champs offering less events than other World Champs, Team DOJO has once again showed that massive-effort can easily be turned into massive-success. Our members work very hard and the results have shown this time after time, but not only on the competition mats but also in academic achievement among the youngster at The DOJO. Most high achievers in academic standard attribute their success to the way in which we have developed focus, concentration, self-realisation, goal setting and the discipline to achieve their goals. Parents regularly thanks us for the positive change their child’s character both at school and at home. We are proud to have guided youngsters to becoming World Champions over many years and to have vastly improved their character for a better future for them. Whether they go to Competitions or not, doing Martial Arts at The DOJO is a vital part of any Child’s development! I’m very proud of all Squad members because everyone performed so well. You know your coaching is working when coaches from other countries and commend your students. However, as we say, there is always room for improvement! Team DOJO will now ease off competition participation to work more on personal skill development and belt progression as the off-season approaches. Like the past 8 years, 2015 has been an awesome year for Team DOJO.’

Anyone interested in learning more about Karate should contact The DOJO on 07974 723365 to speak with Sensei IRFAN ANSARI.

MEDAL TABLE

Name Age GOLD SILVER BRONZE
AALIYAH MAJID 13 1 1
ADAM ASAF 7 2
ALLAN MOFFAT 36 1 3
AMAAN-ULLAH RANA 8 1 1
AWAIS AKHTAR 7 2
BLAKE WALTER 6 1
CHASE FERNANDEZ 6 3 1
CHARLIE CROSBY 10 1 2
CHRISTINE CROSBY 36 1 1 1
DANIEL TARASEVIC 8 2 1
ETHAN HULSE 11 2 1 2
HAMZA UMER ALI 14 1 1 3
HASAN YIRTICHISAHIN 11 1
HAYLEY BURKE 30 2 2
IQRA ISHTIAQ 11 1 2 2
IRFAN ANSARI 48 1 2
JACK JOLLIFFE 16 7 1
KAI SWEETING 13 5 3 1
KATIE ECCLES 26 1 3 2
LEVI GATOR 6 1
MAHNOOR ALI 11 1 2 2
MALAIKA ALI 12 1 2
MELIYAH KHAN 13 1
NATALIE DEAN 21 3 1 1
RICK WARD 43 2 2 1
TOTAL 37 31 24

 

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