On March 19th., Shoujin Karate Kai attended the KDF open championships in Barking. This was a new competition for us and some of our younger competitors took to the tatami for the first time. This was also the first time that Sensei Tony and myself were unable to attend, so we were waiting for news with baited breath. We were so happy to see the results fly in, And Shoujin came 2nd club of the day in Kata, and first club of the day in Kumite. Its great to see some of our first timers medal, but even better to see that everyone enjoyed the day so much. Thanks to Coaches James Francis and Peter Bowtell, and Joy Draggon and Sigita Kantaraviciene for their support.