Students from the Alliance in Scotland and in England took part in the recent WMO European Championships, in Rugby, England. The competition covered patterns/kata, weapons, point sparring, cont-sparring and full contact.
This is one of the most prestigious events in the UK, and brings together the best within the martial art together under one roof!
The WMO is hosting its World Championships in October in Malaga, Spain, and we are sure it will be a phenomenal event for all those who are competing at it.
Our weekend kicked off with 3 of the team members training at the Urbantrix Academy in Birmingham. We are honoured to have members within the Alliance as part of the T Force Elite team. This team specialise in weapons, kata, and also combat sport.
During the 2 hours training the team undertook gymnastics, flips, sword and bo training. After the training the team headed to their hotel and a relaxing night before the WMO event the next day.
The WMO event kicked off with patterns, Korean and Japanese, weapons and team events, before progressing onto all the sparring divisions. Our team of 5 individuals, undertook many divisions in the Europeans and secured 7 titles as well as silver and bronze.
Our winners are:
Master John Kirkwood
Gold Patterns & Gold point sparing
Mr John Kirkwood Jnr
Gold Patterns & Silver point sparring
Mrs Susan Crawford
Gold weapons & Silver patterns
Mr Liam Miller
Miss Chloe Crawford
Gold weapons & Gold Freestyle
3 Silver for patterns, weapons and kata
1 Bronze freestyle