Ashington Karate Club members in competition

Ashington NKA Karate Club.

Ashington NKA Karate Club.

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Eight members from Ashington YMCA Karate Club travelled to Birmingham for the KUGB National Championships and all showed great spirit and attitude.

Louie Cummings came third in the children’s kyu grade kata.

And the Ashington team of Caitlin Birdsey, Maya Burns and Niamh Duddridge came fourth in the children’s team kata.

Maya Burns also made it to the semi-finals in kata.

And in a separate event, four students from Ashington Karate Club recently travelled to the Fire Fit Community Centre in Toxteth to compete in the Liverpool Youth Championships.

Maya Burns came fourth in under-16 third kyu and above kata, and Gemma Gibson came second in the girls’ 12-15 under 5’3” kumite.

Dylan Gibson also made it to the semi-finals in the male 16-20 kata.

Gemma Gibson also reached the quarter-finals in the under-16 third kyu and above Kata.

The Ashington team kata of Louie Cummings, Maya Burns and Gemma Gibson came fifth, only one place from the finals.