Karate success for Stokesley and Hambleton clubs

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MEMBERS of Stokesley and Hambleton karate clubs are continuing their fighting success.

They represented the Mujushin Karate Association at the Leicester winter karate championships and came away with their best results to date - nine medals with all five members either winning or being placed.

Rebecca Boakes, who fights in the girls 13 to 15 years age group, brought home two gold and two bronze medals; Kathryn Marshall, who fights in the girls 16 to 17s and the ladies 16 plus won two gold, one silver and one bronze; Aaron Marquis got a bronze in the mens 18 plus; James Curtis, who fights in the boys 13 to 15s, won two bronze; and Michael Baird took a bronze medal in the team Kumite with fellow members Rebecca and James.

“This is a fantastic achievement for the club and for the students,” said coach Sarah Sheridan

“They have only been together as a squad for just over a year and for them all to get at least one medal was brilliant.”

Stokesley Karate Club is based at the town’s leisure centre and meets every Friday with beginners sessions starting at 5.30pm and advanced sessions at 8.30pm - for further details contact the centre on 01642-711140.

Hambleton Karate Club meets every Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon at Hambleton Leisure Centre with classes for beginners and advanced enthusiasts - contact the centre on 01609-777070 for more information.

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