The karate champions from Sunderland

The leading martial artists from Sunderland is all set to perform in the European Championships which is about to take place in November. They have received the England call ups recently which gave them a huge boost because it is a golden opportunity for them to show their talent in front of the whole world.

Twelve members were selected from Sendai Kushiro Karate club in Sunderland and it was a proud moment for all. They had earlier participated in three of England’s squad sessions and they have continued to impress everyone. They have successfully managed to keep their place in the national elite side which will go for the Autumn’s European Championships which is about to take place in Zurich. The members who were selected are Jamie Alan, Laura Brice, Tomoko Asanuma, Bethaney Miller, Alice Jewitt, Adam Gibson, Martin Fraser, Ryan Spencer, Beth Nicholson, Sam Light, Holly Sterling and John Bruce.

Among these Spencer, Nicholson, Light and Sterling may be selected for the European and World Championships because of the impressive performance last year. Sterling won two bronze medals in the European Championships which took place in November and she hopes that she would be able to perform better this year.

She was also a part of the British team that won the world gold in the Kumite event at the World Championships which was held in September. She was close to winning the European title as well but that was won by Nicholson in a close fight. In his debut for the European Championships Spencer won a silver and a bronze medal which is quite impressive because only a few people has managed to do this before. The year is full of vital tournaments and the members who have selected are all looking forward to participating in them.