KENDAL Karateka's found great success at the 46th Chojinkai Cup which saw over 100 competitions compete in Kata and Kumite.

Kendal Chojinkai Karate students were all medalled at the Chojinkai Association's Annual Championships.

Taking place in Penrith on October 10, the competition saw over 100 competitors from Kendal, Haltwhistle, Carlisle and surrounding areas compete in a range of disciplines.

Kendal's twelve competitors, the youngest being six, returned home with at least one medal each after putting on some impressive performances on the day.

The result was seen as a great testament to the focus and resilience of their training during the difficult 18 months of lockdown.

Instructor Chris Greenbank said: "This year was incredibly difficult due to the unexpected lockdown in January after our students made so much progress.

"We persevered and began distanced outdoor training in March, followed by distanced indoor training in June and then getting back to full training late summer.

"This competition has shown the importance of regular training for their development and paves the way for gradings shortly.

"They have all done the club proud."

Kendal Chojinkai Karate was founded in 1982 and is run by a team of female and male black belt instructors.

Classes are run twice a week on a Monday and Friday at the Queen Katherine School.

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