BASINGSTOKE’S Su-Ha-Ri Karate School sent six warriors to compete against the best of the best at the English All Styles Karate Championships in Sheffield.

Saturday saw the juniors take to the mat. Lexie Green (12) from Tadley was unlucky not to medal in her individuals, but took a bronze in the team event.

Harry Beveridge was on fire as he stormed through four rounds of the boys 12-13s to reach the final, where he would have a rematch with All Styles British Champion Zuko.

In an almost replica of their fight a few weeks ago, Beveridge led the fight until the last few seconds when Zuko scored a head kick.

However, a silver is an amazing achievement considering he had never medalled at this level before.

Sunday was the Cadets and above. Sibi Kumara of Hatch Warren started the medals rolling with a bronze in the boys’ 16-17’s.

Lucas Spiers also joined the bronze age, taking his first one in the cadet’s heavyweight and the second in the Open weight. Both times losing to the eventual winners.

Anthony Parmar, who has been out of the game for a while was a bit rusty in his first two categories, losing in the first round of both the kilo and open, but as the day went on, he started to find his form. in the cadets’ three-man team he joined Spiers and Luke Wales.

The trio battled hard through three rounds to reach the final, where after one win each it came down to Spiers, who won it with a side kick, crowning them national champions.

The day seemed to be about Alton’s Terry Brigdale, who previously had never taken an individual medal.

First, Brigdale beat the World 21-year-old silver medallist, Mitchell Thorpe in the Open weight. Sadly, in the Semis an unlucky refs decision cost him a place in the final, but he earned his first ever medal, a bronze.

Then he had more success in the men’s under 84kg, which he dominated all the rounds to take the gold.

If one was not enough, Brigdale took another gold in the men’s five-man team event.

The men’s team are double All Styles champions after winning the BKF’s (All Styles British Championships) five weeks earlier.

Coach Kevin Crine said: “I’m over the moon. For all six of them to come away with medals at this level of comp shows how hard they work which leads to the high standard of the club.”

Su-Ha-Ri Karate School train at Basingstoke Sports Centre on Fridays (6:45pm-7:45pm) and at Tadley Swimming Pool on Wednesdays (6pm-7pm).

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