Congratulations to Teah Pope who was ranked Fifth in the Female’s Children’s Kata in this year’s WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championships.
Karateka from all around the world descended on the City of Liverpool as the KUGB hosted the World Championships at the Echo Arena over the weekend of 28/29th September. With competitors from 28 countries, the Tournament ran over two days and lived up to expectations with ‘world class’ competitors producing Karate performances of the highest standard.
Teah Pope competed in the Female Children's Kata and this was her first competition at an international level for KUGB England. She won her pool to get to the semi finals and narrowly missed out on reaching the World Final in this category by 0.1.
â€‹Photo:Teah Pope performing Kata - Bassai Dai at WSKA World Championships 2013
Teah saw her team mates, as part of KUGB England, win a large number of medals at the Championships including Gold in Senior Male Kumite, Senior Male Kata, Junior Mixed Team Kata, Cadet Ladies Team Kumite and Junior Ladies Kumite.
Sensei Jane is very proud of her ranking and said “Teah’s performance at the World Championships is the result of hard work, dedication to technical excellence and consistent ranking at National level. With this being her first year on the England Squad and gaining selection it is hoped that this just the beginning of a successful international competitive career".
Congratulations also go to Teah’s KUGB England team mates - Cristina Finta, Jack Somers and Holly Sterling who were all medalists and have trained at Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club.
Sensei Dot, Jane and Richard plus a large number of supporters from Chelmsford SKC all made the trip to Liverpool to cheer on Teah and watch her excellent performance on this World Stage. Well done to Teah, we are all very proud of you.