The RITA’s Colour Belt Development Squad reaped the rewards of the hard work with some very fine displays at the UKTA’s English Open 2018 in Guildford.
The 15 person squad competed in patterns, sparring and special technique, over the St Patrick’s weekend. The students’ hard training produced clear improvements in both sparring and patterns and they were clearly proud to wear the tricolour on their sleeve. Taking home 10 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals was an added bonus for their hard work.
Well done to our students who represented Ireland and the CBS at the weekend; Adam Hu, Chloe Roche, Chris Yu, Daragh O’Shea, Emily Harold, Finn Howard, Kate Harold, Katie Delaney, Luca Mesolella, Niamh Davis, Oliwia Swizdor.
The main goal of the CBS is to develop the students’ patterns and sparring skills for competitions and to prepare students for international competitions. It is drawn from all RITA schools and is coached by Ms Audrey Condon and Mr Adam Fox. CBS training is open to all RITA colour belts (yellow belt and above) and the coaches would love to see as many RITA students taking part. Training is usually once a month. If you are interested why not ask Master Howard for more details.