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