Well done to Genesis Martial Arts students Hanisha Soni, Toby Hanscott and Ryan Gallagher for competing in yesterday’s Cimac Superleague.
For both Hanisha and Toby it was their first competition with Ryan only having competed in 2 other competitons before. So this was a very inexperienced team and yound team with Ryan 16 and Toby 17 competing in adult categories.
Hanisha competed in the under 60kg section of the ladies novice points and the light continuous section which is open to all grades. In her points section Hanisha had a single fight losing in a back and forth bout losing by a single point in sudden death.
In light continuous Hanisha won her first round losing by a narrow margin in the final. But this meant she received a bronze medal in points and silver medal in light continuous for all her hard work. She vows to return.
Toby competed in the Men’s junior and intermediate light continuous section over 75kg. He won his first and second rounds and was narrowly beaten in the third round. On a positive note this meant Toby placed 3rd in section and didn’t need to compete against team mate Ryan who won the entire section.
If you are interested in competing in a competition yourself and you are under 18 the Handycross Invitation Tournament is this Saturday at Wycombe Sports Centre. We are still taking up to Wednesday.
If you can’t make that date the next Cimac Superleague is in Dorking on Sunday 1st October 2017. This competition is open to juniors and adults. If you would like to attend check with your instructor to make sure you are ready. Then advise Instructor Matt Jackson and he would be happy to coach you.