UPDATED ON 08/05/2024

🎉 Recap: HAITO KARATE 1st Open Kyokushin Karate Kata Tournament 2024 🎉

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On May 18, 2024, HAITO Karate hosted the exhilarating 1st Open Kyokushin Karate Kata Tournament, marking a significant milestone for our dojo and the local martial arts community. The event was a testament to the dedication, discipline, and spirit of Kyokushin Karate, bringing together 59 talented competitors across 10 divisions from five esteemed martial arts clubs: HAITO Karate, BST Academy, BKG Chelmsford Dojo, MK City Kyokushin, and Aem Hae Martial Arts.

🥋 Competition Highlights

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The tournament showcased a range of categories, from young kids to seasoned adults, each performing with remarkable skill and precision. Here’s a detailed look at the winners in each division:

KIDS up to 7 years old

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  1. 🥇 Jacob Barker – HAITO Karate
  2. 🥈 Benas Baranauskas – BST Academy
  3. 🥉 Adinath Kannan – HAITO Karate

KIDS GIRLS 8-9 years old

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  1. 🥇 Kotryna Skiba – HAITO Karate
  2. 🥈 Emily Moise – HAITO Karate
  3. 🥉 Meda Eigirdaite – BST Academy

KIDS BOYS 8-9 years old

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  1. 🥇 Stanley Crossan-Ward – HAITO Karate
  2. 🥈 Daniels Mitkevics – HAITO Karate
  3. 🥉 Aronas Armonas – BST Academy

JUNIORS GIRLS 10-11 years old

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  1. 🥇 Gabriele Narkeviciute – BST Academy
  2. 🥈 Rebeka Pulina – HAITO Karate
  3. 🥉 Dominika Dubiel – HAITO Karate

JUNIORS BOYS 10-11 years old

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  1. 🥇 Mantas Baranauskas – BST Academy
  2. 🥈 William Fisher – HAITO Karate
  3. 🥉 Alexander Stelmasik-de Sousa – HAITO Karate

JUNIORS 12-13 years old

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  1. 🥇 Calvin Schelts – HAITO Karate
  2. 🥈 Darius Junevic – HAITO Karate
  3. 🥉 David Alexandru Buzatu – HAITO Karate

🌟 Novice and Open Divisions

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The novice and open divisions saw fierce competition among adult practitioners, each demonstrating exceptional mastery and dedication.


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  1. 🥇 Sandra Jasineviciute – BST Academy
  2. 🥈 Ilze Pulina – HAITO Karate
  3. 🥉 Aina Zeltuchinaite – BST Academy


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  1. 🥇 Grzegorz Sikorski – HAITO Karate
  2. 🥈 Bartosz Dubiel – HAITO Karate
  3. 🥉 Andrew Nolan – MK City Kyokushin


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  1. 🥇 Sarah Stoddart – BKG Chelmsford Dojo
  2. 🥈 Lina Kurgoniene – BST Academy
  3. 🥉 Ruby Coles – Aem Hai Martial Arts


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  1. 🥇 Jared Wright – BKG Chelmsford Dojo
  2. 🥈 Phil Jeremiah – BKG Chelmsford Dojo
  3. 🥉 Paulius Steiblys – BST Academy

🙏 Gratitude and Appreciation

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Organizing an event of this scale requires immense effort and collaboration. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the judges, volunteers, and supporters who played a pivotal role in the success of the tournament. Your dedication and hard work ensured that everything ran smoothly, allowing competitors to perform at their best.

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A special mention goes to Sensei Amandeep from Gakusei Karate for lending us their mats ❤️‍🔥.

🎈 Memorable Moments

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The tournament was filled with memorable moments that will be cherished by all who attended. From the youngest competitors showing off their first kata to the seasoned adults demonstrating advanced techniques, every performance was a display of hard work and passion.

Thanks to “Alanta Photography” for making those moments last and enjoying beautiful pictures 💯🥰! To find all photos from the tournament visit this link here.

🥳 Looking Forward

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This tournament has set a high standard for future events, and we are already looking forward to the next one. We are incredibly proud of all the competitors for their outstanding performances and sportsmanship. The spirit of Kyokushin was truly embodied in every kata performed and in the camaraderie shared among all participants.

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Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming events from HAITO Karate. We encourage all our students to continue their rigorous training and strive for excellence in their practice. Osu!

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