Nine placings for Olympic Karate at championships

Hackney-based club going from strength to strength

Hackney-based Olympic Karate are going from strength to strength thanks to the club’s national squad, who compete in back-to-back championships around the UK.

On Sunday, the squad travelled from their Kings Hall Leisure Centre base to Ipswich for the EKKA Karate Championships.

Nine competitors took part with an impressive nine placings from third to first.

Head kumite coach Tyrone Jeffers 4th Dan Black Belt said: “Now open your ears and listen to me again, we mean business.”

Several squad members have already booked their seats for the Olympic Games next year, with Jeffers featuring at the Martial Arts Show in June.

“This is big and I join the team as a competitor as I am currently the under-75kg champion for Seni Show 2011.”

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