Johnson wins Kata title
Friday, December 23 2011
RAE JOHNSON won the gold medal in the Traditional Kata category as the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Federation (TTKF) held their National Kata Tournament recently.
The event was used by the TTKF to select teams for two international competitions next year.
It was also the final Masters workshop for 2012. Among the TTKF elite instructors attending were Shihan Michael Cromwell, Sensei Lex Springer, Sensei Rae Johnson, Sensei T’ony Bliss, Sensei Maureen Springer and TTKF Technical Chairman, Sensei Anthony Parris. Sensei Parris was presented with his 8th Dan certificate issued by the World United Karate Organisation (WUKO). Also presented with their WUKO grade of 6th Dan and 5th Dan were Lex and Maureen Springer respectively. Referees included Celise Thomas and Chennise Charles.
The Adults Traditional event was keenly contested with Johnson placing first, Gerald Perkins second and Lex Mark Springer and Tony Bliss taking the bronze.
The Boys Traditional gold went to Khaleel Ferreira while Akadae Vincent grabbed the silver. Sameer Ali and Mark Cromwell were third.
Chelsea Dowers clinched the Girls 7-9 Free Style gold ahead of Natalia Martinez and Jania Vincent respectively.
The Boys 7-9 Free Style gold went to Agostino Victor while Isaiah Parris and Mark Cromwell came second and third respectively.
Akadae Vincent was first in the Boys 10-12 Free Style while Jeriah Romeo and Darion Martinez earned silver and bronze in that order.