‘B’ Squad Triumph with 33 Trophies

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26 members of The DOJO Karate, Castlemere St, Rochdale, returned from the UKNAS Championships held in Manchester on 1st JUNE with 32 Trophies among them. The members made up mainly of ‘B’ Squad members many of whom were entering their first competition, while th The DOJO ‘Elite’ Squad members were being rested in preparation for the imminent European Champs and the World Champs in OCT.


Best performances were from Hamza Ali and Kai Sweeting closely followed by Ryan Yates. Results are below;

Muzamil Bashir (3rd in Kumite), Aaliyah Majid (3rd in Team Kata), Archie Knight (1st in Kumite, 3rd in Kata), Ethan Hulse (1st in Team Kata, 2nd in Kumite), Frankie Minakovic (2nd in Team Kata), Hamza Ali (1st in Team Kata, 1st in Weapons Kata, 2nd in Kata, 2nd in Kumite), Ilyas Tayyab (2nd in Kumite), Iqra Ishtiaq (2nd in Kata, 1st in Kumite), Jack Reilly (2nd in Kumite), Jordan Grey (2nd in Kumite), Kai Sweeting (1st in Team Kata, 2nd in Weapons Kata, 2nd in Weapons Creative, 3rd in Kata), Liam Ellis (2nd in Team Kata, 3rd in Kata, 3rd in Kumite), Mahmood Ali (1st in Kata, 3rd in Kumite), Mahnoor Ali (3rd in Team Kata), Malaika Ali (3rd in Team Kata), Mark Craven (3rd in Kumite, 3rd in Kata), Richard Reygan (2nd in Kata), Ryan Yates (1st in Kumite, 2nd in Kata).


The Club would also like to thank all coaches and volunteers who help out on the day. The head coach Sensei Irfan Ansari commented ‘The ‘B’ Squad has lots to learn yet, and it is only through dedication and following the advice of their coach they will achieve great successes. I’m very happy with their performance on their first event. Well done to all.’


Anyone wishing to enquire about martial arts should call 07974 723365 or visit www.thedojo.net


Photo layout is like this;

Back Row

Hamza Ali, Ethan Hulse, Kai Sweeting, Yusuf Khan, Jack Jolliffe (coach), Rick Ward (coach), Malaika Ali, Mahnoor Ali, Muzamil Bashir, Ryan Yates

Middle Row

Frankie Minakovic, Charlie Crosby, Archie Knight, Jordan Grey, Patryk Bednarski, Mahmood ali, Jack Reilly, Aaliyah Majid

Front Row

Adam Asaf, Mark Craven, Callum Ward, Ishaal Rahman, Ilyas Tayyab, Richard Reygan, Iqra Ishtiaq, Liam Ellis

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