Congratulations to first year student, Angela Maior, who represented England last week in the European Kata* Karate Championship in Hungary finishing second in her category.
Angela only started Karate around 4 years ago and started competing soon after achieving her first belt and won gold at her very first competition. She went on to win national titles in both Kata and Kumite Karate. When Angela started at her current club and changed federations, she began working towards the selections which took place in May. After a nerve wrecking 4 hours of training and selections, she was announced as one of only three who were selected to travel to Hungary to compete for England in the European Championships. In the run up to the event, Angela says that she was both nervous and excited.
Angela fits in training alongside studying Sociology A Level and Sport and Exercise Science Applied Level 3 at Worcester Sixth Form College. Angela hopes to compete in events at International, European, and National tournaments and we look forward to celebrating her future successes.
Angela has been given an award from the College’s Support for Excellence Scheme as a contribution to the costs associated with participating in future competitions.
*Kata is a Japanese word describing detailed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs. Karate kata are executed as a specified series of a variety of moves, with stepping and turning, while attempting to maintain perfect form.