More medals for the karate supremos

Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield

IT was a successful day for Dacorum’s Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International clubs at the London Open Karate Championships as they came away with two medals.

4th Dan Adam Cockfield, 29, scooped the gold in the men’s black belt free-fighting event while Rachel Houlton, 25, picked up bronze in the ladies’ free-fighting contest.

Cockfield put in a dominant show to claim his victory, and also finished fourth in two of the senior kata competitions.

Chief instructor Malcolm Phipps 7th Dan said: “It was a superb showing in such a prestigious tournament.”