Moberly Stars at the NHC Red Belt Open

Very well done to the Moberly Stars red belts that took part in the NHC red belt open in High Wycombe today. It was a tough event for Red belts with some very large groups using the repercharge system usually reserved for older competitors.

Isabella and Isla both fought in the u32k and both had to really dig deep in a very hard group. Isabella won through to the final with a determined performance winning a silver, while Isla had to battle hard for her bronze medal. In the u36k category, Eva found the going a little tough but gained further experience picking up a participation medal.
In the boys u30k, Alex showed his excellent throwing skills with a great counter to get into the semi final. Unfortunately a defeat here meant he had to settle for a bronze. In the largest group the u34k, Zaccai and Azaih Bowen had to compete with a more experienced competitors and also found it a tough but worthwhile experience, winning participation medals. Older brother Amar competing at u42k was in great form and won through to the final with his excellent newaza skills. He was defeated in the final but won an excellent silver. Finally, Khamani won a fantastic bronze in the u50k after 5 gruelling contests showing a great fighting spirit.