Kung Fu group celebrates success at national championships
young kung fu enthusiasts from the Burnham-On-Sea area have been
competing at the UK's national championships over the past week.
The youngsters - all of whom are members of Berrow's Kung Fu
Club - attended the Fei Lung Kwan National Junior Championships
in Horton, Berkshire.
They competed against other participants from across the UK,
including Berkshire, Buckingham, Middlesex and East Sussex.
"It was a highly spirited event where participants were
assessed on exercises, stretching, Chinese vocabulary, form work
- a series of defensive and attacking moves - and sparring,"
the club's leader Patrick Barber told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The club did exceptionally well, with all six students
winning their individual age categories."
Local winners includesd In the age group '8 and under', first
place to Faith Hooper, second to Drew Seabourne and third Andreas
Laoutaris. In the age group '9 - 11', first place went to Jacob
Nelson and in the '12-15' category, Sophie Butt was first and
Chloe Reynolds second.
Sophie Butt also won the overall championship with the highest
score of the day and Jacob Nelson won 'The Most Impressive on
the Day' due to the high overall score achieved by a ten-year
The students and their families stayed overnight at a local Travelodge
Hotel thanks to Burnham Lions
Club and went to Thorpe Park the next day where everyone had
a most enjoyable time!