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After the exams in December, everyone who has taken the exam will be provided with a new fist or a colored band. We started the New Year very hard with the (Meanwhile) traditional new year challenge. So we stay in 2017 just keep training again. And where can you gain more experience in the field of competitions besides the club championship? That's at the vanen tournament.

The first this year took place on Saturday 4 February in Harderwijk. Genseikan was represented in all categories this edition, which was really nice to see because almost at every moment during the tournament a karateka from our club was competing on a mat.

The youngest contestant in the Kata category was Bryan (6) who had a lot of support from his clubmates in the same group, including Pleun, Wiebe and Esmee. This group was so fond of each other that every time one of them came off the mat they gave each other an encouraging tap on the shoulder. Joppe, who had to wait a little longer for his category of kumite, also wanted to take a seat on the couch near the mat to encourage. Keito, on the mat next to it, stood alone in front. But he didn't mind because waiting he could get energy again for the next turn. On the other side of the room the older kids were busy with Kumite. Calvin and Dennis were at the same mat. Both were introduced to each other which one trains in Anna Paulowna and the other in Amstelveen. In between the games they were able to catch a glimpse of, among other things,. Amy performing her katas on the mat in the middle.

After this round there was a switch and the kids went from 11 years and older switch to kata and the young ones to kumite. Tom managed to get a number of flags his way and the judges got to see the genseiryu kata's again and again because the ladies Mellanie, Faye and Nina from Schagen were on the same mat, however in a different group. Wies and Tess were in the back of the room equipped with their protection. Because for these two fanatics it was time to fight. Our club was also present in the audience, there were a lot of parents who had a good image on all the mats at the top of the stands. Sensei Konno was also present to watch the participants. After the end, everyone received a certificate and if you have more than 100 collected points you got a pennant.

Dennis, Calvin, Amy, Tom, Keito, Esme, Mellanie, Joery, Bryan, Wies, Pleun, Nina, Tess, Faye, Joppe & Wiebe it was great fun watching you and I'm really proud of you!

Osu,

Sharon

 

English version:

After the exams last December, everyone who has done the exam received a new couloured fist patch or a belt. New Year we have started very well by doing the (now) traditional New Year challenge. So we just continue training in 2017 from now on. And where can you gain more experience in addition to practice for championships? That is on the vanentoernooi.

The first one this year took place on Saturday, February 4th in Harderwijk. Genseikan was represented in all categories this edition, which was very nice to see because almost every moment during the tournament there was a karateka of our club competing. The youngest participant in the category Kata was Bryan (6) who had a lot of support from his club mates in the same group like Pleun, Wiebe and Esmee. This group was so fond of each other that every time one of them was finished they they gave each other an encouraging tap on the shoulder. Joppe, brother of Wiebe, who had to wait for the category kumite also wanted to sit with them and watch. Keito, on the mat next to them stood by himself. But he did not mind because by waiting he could regain energy for the next turn. At the other end of the hall the older kids were competing in Kumite. Calvin and Dennis were on the same mat. Both were introduced to each other because Dennis is a member of the Anna Paulowna group and Calvin from the Amstelveen group. Between the competition they could catch a glimpse of Amy on the mat in the middle which was doing kata

After this round the the kids of 11 years and older participate in kata and the youngsters participate kumite. Tom got a number of flags on his side and the judges repeatedly saw the Genseiryu kata because the girls Mellanie, Faye and Nina from the Schagen group were on the same mat, but in a different category. Wies and Tess stood on the other side of the hall wearing their protection. Because for these two fanatics it was time to fight. Also in the audience our club was represented. A lot of parents came along to watch and because the tribune was so high they got a good sight on all mats. Also Sensei Konno was present to watch the participants. Afterwards everyone received with a certificate and if you have gathered more than 100 points you got a pennant.

Dennis, Calvin, Amy, Tom, Keito, Esme, Mellanie, Joery, Bryan, Wies, Pleun, Nina, Tess, Faye, Joppe and Wiebe it was so nice watching you participate, and I’m really proud of all of you!

Osu,
Sharon

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