National bronze for TKAB club

Boston TKAB
Boston TKAB

Members of the Traditional Karate Academy Boston have scooped a bronze medal at the 2014 UK Shotokan Karate Championships.

Competing at Leeds Metropolitan University at the end of last month, the Boston team came third in the Team Kumite category – the most prestigious event.

And this once again sees the Boston club take their place among the country’s elite karate clubs.

The athletes, coached by experienced instructor Zbigniew Godzisz, qualified comfortably for the semi-finals.

But there they were defeated, after a very even fight, by the event’s gold medallists.

Fighting for third place, the TKAB team gave their opponents no chance, winning impressively to take their place on the podium.

TKAB’s younger athletes shave also been enjoying recent successes.

In this years’ Junior and Cadet English Championships, held in Hatfield, they returned with a number of medals.

Dawid Lamch won gold in his section, with Adriana Peiseniece winning silver and Matvejs Pekuskins leaving with a gold.

“Our effort and hard, sustained work which we put in our training, as well as the care for details, bring desirable effects,” Godzisz said.

“It confirms the validity of the path we are walking.

“We will endeavour to repeat and exceed the success we have achieved so far in the following years.”

Pictured are TKAB’s members who have recently enjoyed medal success.