Four golds but no cup joy for jujitsu team

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Eastbourne-based martial arts club Freestyle Kempo Jujitsu pocketed eight medals in a bi-annual competition - but narrowly missed out on the overall trophy.

Early Saturday morning, 10 competitors from Freestyle Kempo Jujitsu and their supporters headed south to the Shimsway Jujitsu Dojo in Dover to participate in the martial arts tournament against Shimsway Jujitsu and GoShine Ryu Jujitsu Academy from Witham, Essex.

Despite the extremely hot weather, competition was of a very high standard with every one giving of their best and showing true sportsmanship throughout.

Freestyle Kempo Jujitsu earned eight medals, including four golds, but were only just pipped to the post to win the cup by the host club, Shimsway Jujitsu.

Clive Murton, Chief Instructor of Freestyle Kempo Jujitsu, said, “We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our members and congratulate them on their achievements.

“Everyone, even those who did not win medals, gave their best and provided an entertaining and hard-fought competition.”

Giles Gardner won gold in the under-85kgs and Open Weight categories, with Tom Borsoi coming second and taking silver in the U85kgs.

Mark Gash won gold for the veterans and Tim Stace finished first in the 15 -17 year old section. Connor Perkins and Miles Burt got the silver and bronze medal respectively in the same category.

Nathan Umasankar was a silver medalist in the 13 – 14 year old age group.

If anyone would like to know more details about Freestyle Kempo Jujitsu please contact Clive on 01323 492144