Beverley’s Kick Squad Win T1 & T2 Titles

Members of Kick-Squad – a free-style karate club coached by – have enjoyed some major successes at the recent T1 & T2 Tournaments.

The events, at the Wildcats Arena in Nottingham, saw , , , , and Danny Gogh all return to with winners’ medals.

Barros won two silvers and bronze in the welterweight division across the two tournaments, after training under the watchful eye of Sensi for the past nine months.

It was the first time Barros had entered a competitive tournament and he surprised his instructor by claiming not one but three medals.

Pete said: “Mike’s achievement is remarkable.

“He has only been involved with the sport for for nine months yet when he came up against fighters from Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and Sheffield he proved he can mix it with the best.”

Another top performance came from heavyweight fighter . Isles has been involved with the sport for just six months, but going up against more experienced fighters, the Beverlonian shocked many to claim the silver medal.

Pete is confident the experience gained by his fighters will carry over into November’s T3 tournament.

Pete has changed the format of his classes over recent times  and they now involve full and semi contact. Pete has been practising for 34 years and over the years has trained with the likes of and .

And he is hopeful the successes enjoyed by the team will attract some sponsorship from local .

Sensi Pete said: “All the fighters are training hard for the next event.

“We are looking for sponsorship for the next event. All the fighters go through a lot and they are doing well flying the flag for in the tournaments and coming back with medals.”

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