Crystal and Marco both shine at SSKI club's championships

The Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI) clubs held their annual children's championships at Hemel Hempstead School recently.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 7:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 7:12 pm
Dacorums entries at the SSKI competition in Hemel.

The standard, as might be expected from a group that has produced world and European champions, was very high.

The two stars of the day were Crystal Close (11), a 1st Dan black-belt with the Hemel Hempstead club, and green belt Marco Lopez (13), from the Bovingdon club, who both earned two gold medals.

The medals went to:

Gold: Crystal Close (2), Marco Lopez (2) and Rio Desai.

Silver: Darshith Biju (2), William Taylor-Butt and Nathan Welply.

Bronze: Luke Bunting (2), Anisha Shrestha and Brayden May.

Chief instructor Malcolm Phipps (8th Dan) was extremely pleased with the overall standard.