West Lancs Competiton Triumph 2012

In 2012 the West Lancs Academy Senior Team returned victorious from the BSK National Open Championships. The club sent a small squad to the event, which was held in Oldham, and returned triumphant, with members having put in some great performances.

David Tarjomi, Rob Willis and Steve Trussell took gold, winning first place in the flagship Senior Men’s Team Kumite. Rob also reached the final of the Senior Men’s Kata, narrowly missing bronze by a mere 0.1 score. This combined achievement is even more impressive as it marks thirty years since he first won a medal in competition. Rob’s tournament career spans four decades, first winning a medal placing way back in 1982.

Debutant Simon Holt took third place in the Under Brown Belt Men’s Kumite, whilst Matthew Schofield won Silver in the Cadet Kumite.

Vicky Smith, Luke Holt and Jacob Holt also notched up impressive fight wins, with Luke also managing to get through to the second round of the Junior Kata.

George Birch, Olivia Billingham and Izzy Horobin all performed well in their kata debuts, although were unlucky to run up against some very tough opposition, as did Tia Harland Say in the Junior Ladies Kumite.