The first tournament of the year took place in Edinburgh and was filled with international players. 15 CJC warriors travelled up to Scotland to bring home the glory, this came in the form of four gold, two silver, five bronze medals and two 5th places.
Two golds and one silver medal were collected by the CJC female team. A disappointing referee’s decision for Sarah Hill (U70) in the junior age band resulted in disqualification but she bounced back and won silver in the senior group. Both, Laure Fournier (U57) and Szandra Szogedi (U63) won gold in the senior group.
There was a strong line up in the junior age band for CJC fighters, and after a several long battles George Cullum (U73) finished fifth place. In the senior group the action continued, Andrew Panayi (U66) took the lead all the way to the top of the podium for gold. Reece Howard (U60) had a tough draw but still managed to gain fifth place.
Nathon Burns (U73) stepping up a weight won the bronze whilst Dru Oakes (U73) finished with fifth place. Another fighter stepping up a weight class was Commonwealth Champion, Danny Williams (U81). He is just returning to the competition regime and brought back the bronze medal. Frazer Chamberlain (U90) also took bronze, whilst Owen Livesey (U90) closed the day with an additional gold victory.
Our visitors from Australia who currently training full time with team CJC also joined the team up in Scotland and did not return empty handed. Josh Katz (U60) won bronze both in juniors and seniors, whilst his elder brother, Nathon Katz (U73) fought his way to the final where a minor error meant he had to settle for silver in the junior age group.
The weekend did not end there, with the team taking part in the training camp on Sunday, few more scraps with their opponents before returning to home soil, perfect end to a successful weekend.