Team scoops medals in Virginia
A team representing the Bermuda Karate Institute, the Bermuda Karate Organisation and Tabata-Ha Shotokan Karate-do Bermuda brought back several medals from the World Cup Finals Tournament in Reston, Virginia.
The team claimed four firsts and five seconds and a third, with Sensei Andrea McKey leading the way with a first in kata, first in open weapons (sword) and second in traditional weapons, all in the over-40s division.
Sensei Skipper Ingham placed second in the over 40s kata, while Riley Mason came first in kata in the 15-17 female division and third in sparring.
Rakeysha Robinson claimed second place in the 15-17 female division while Eugene Simons was second in the over 40s underbelt traditional kata.
Kallan Todd was a finalist in 8-10 boys intermediate kata and a finalist in sparring, winning his first-round match before losing in the next round.
The youngest members of the team also performed well, with Callahj Simons placing first in the boys and girls 6-8 beginners kata and Kianna Aguiar-Vaughans coming second in 6-8 beginners kata.