JKA England Open Competition 2018

04 November 2018

And we are back from the JKA England Open Competition!! With 4 medals

Well done to ALL the Maltese squad for your solid performances! Here are the results:


Colour belt categories (9th Kyu to 4th Kyu)

  • Basti Attard

1st Place GOLD in Boys Kihon-Ippon Kumite Category (10 to 12 years old, 6th- 4th kyu)

  • Erika Galea Gusman

4th Place in Girls Individual Kata Category (10 to 12 years old, 6th to 4th kyu)


Brown belt categories (3rd Kyu to 1st Kyu):

  • Endria Vella 

Top 8 in Girls Individual Kumite Category (13 to 15 years old)

  • Raquel Bemelmans

Top 16 in Girls Individual Kumite Category (13 to 15 years old) 


Lukas Seifert and Samuel Sammut were unfortunate in their very first experience in competition but gave a solid performance.


Black belt categories (1st Dan and above)

  • Etienne Ceci Bonello

1st Place GOLD in Male Individual Kata Category (20 to 39 years old)

  • Vince Mizzi

3rd Place BRONZE in Senior Male Individual Kumite Category (40 years old and over)

  • Liane Chircop

3rd Place BRONZE in Female Individual Kata Category (16 to 19 years old)

  • Nicole Chircop

4th Place in Female Individual Kata Category (20 to 39 years old)


Massive thanks goes to our Chief Instructor Sensei Dario Chircop for all the time, effort and patience dedicated into teaching and training us for such competitions everyday.

Thank you to all our family and friends for your constant support. It does not go unnoticed!

And as always, we are grateful to JKA England for once again inviting us to their events and for hosting such a well organised Open Championships.

Finally we wish to thank Mr. Christian Muscat for writing an article for the local newspaper ILLUM about our recent successes. Thank you Mr. John Attard for making this happen.



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