On 16th November Cathy Goldsmith (Clinical Nurse Manager) competed in the GoKanRyu Karate UK Championships.
Cathy, a blue belt, competed against women who were a grade higher than her. She won Gold for Kata (a series of karate stances put to a sequence of 38 moves) becoming the UK Champion.
Cathy also competed in the sparring and was delighted to come away with a Silver medal. The day was very much a family affair with her eldest son Michael obtaining two Silver medals and Matthew her younger son gaining a Bronze medal in a division that saw him competing with lad’s two grades higher.
Cathy and her boys will now represent GKR TeamUKin the World Cup in Australiain July 2013, she is hoping to gain sponsorship in order to fund the trip to Australia