MARTIAL ARTS: Good Evans! It's double gold for Michael

The Hicks Karate School team were in dominant form at tne second event in the Peterborough Championship Series at Bushfield Leisure Centre.

Thursday, 6th July 2017, 12:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:56 am
Pictured are from the left, back, Aaron Leonard, Elise Ward, Michael Evans, David Cairns, Bartos Kucinski, Connor Ingrey, middle, Junior Crozier, Shiv Panchal, Lucy Hicks, Oliver Profitt, Ginge Popat Evans, Braydon Popat Evans, Denas Jankauskas, Jazmyn Popat Evans, front, Sophie Hicks, Joell Ceclaire, Joshua Leonard and Sophie Doyle.

Well over 800 martial artists attended the biggest open martial arts event ever held in the city and the Hicks team won nine gold, 11 silver and nine bronze medals.

The day started off well with Braydon Popat-Evans taking silver in his creative kata section and then both Sophie Hicks and Sophie Doyle struck gold in the Pee Wee and Girls Under 4ft sections respectively. From then on the medals just kept rolling in.

Micheal Evans had a great day, winning both the Men’s Advanced Under 85kg and Over 85kg sections.

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Hicks Karate are now well on their way to securing the overall series Grand Champions 2017 title.

At the halfway stage they are almost 200 points clear of their nearest rivals.

The third event in the series is on September 24.

If anyone is interested in taking up martial arts they can contact the club’s chief instructor Andrew Hicks on 07974196256, visit their website or pop in to their purpose-built full-time family martial arts centre in Vicarage Farm Road, Fengate, Peterborough, PE6 7RH.