Dundalk karate students receive plenty of plaudits

Dundalk Karate�"s Denise Moran with her daughter Katie McNamara
Dundalk Karate travelled to compete in the Zanshin Midlands Karate Kata Tournament recently in the Downs GAA Centre in Mullingar, and not only did they manage to impress all around them, but they were triumphant in each and every category that they entered into.

Dundalk Karate travelled to compete in the Zanshin Midlands Karate Kata Tournament recently in the Downs GAA Centre in Mullingar, and not only did they manage to impress all around them, but they were triumphant in each and every category that they entered into.

Following a successful International Karate Competition in Dublin at the Annual Budo Nord International Karate Championships where Elizabeth Marcus came home with a bronze in her Kata (form) Category, she went one better with a gold in her Individual Kata Category in Mullingar.

Not leaving all the fun to the junior members, senior member, Denise Moran not only came home with a bronze in her Individual Kata Category, but Denise and her daughter Katie, were victorious in the Parent and Child Kata Category and came home with gold.

Fellow member Chloe Joyce, showed that she is also training hard and also came away with a bronze for her Individual Kata Category.

Christopher Joyce, Katie McNamara and Liam Hoey who were entered into the U10 Kata Category which was a huge category with clubs travelling from all over Ireland to compete were challenged at every corner and impressed everyone watching and received high praise from watching
Senseis.

Head of Dundalk Karate, Mary Marcus said: “They were all under pressure but took to the tatami mats like pros and even though they didn’t manage to take home a medal to add to Dundalk Karate’s increasing medal haul, they not only impressed me on how they can perform under immense pressure, but a number of other Sensei’s commented on how much they had improved since they saw them at an earlier competition in April.”

Congratulations to all members of Dundalk Karate. If you would like any further information on Dundalk Karate you can contact Mary Marcus on 086 353 1625 or karatequeen@live.com.