Yamakai members bag a stash of medals
Yamakai Karate’s Rutherglen members have picked up a host of medals in the past two months.
Erin O’Brien and Reece Camero bagged silver medals at the Stewarty Open in Dumfries in April which was largely for novice competitors.
Sarah O’Brien, Kieran Cowan and Michael Steel took home bronze.
Yamakai fighters had been involved in seven events over the last couple of months and won a total of 13 gold 15 silver and 19 bronze awards in total.
And their efforts were helped by the Rutherglen members who attended the Meadowbank Youth Open in Edinburgh.
Gold went to Glen Dingil and Erin O’Brien while Michael Steel picked up a bronze award.
Two Yamakai members attended the CIKA Open in Liverpool with both successfully medalling. Louis Galasso took gold in the boys 12-13 years plus 50k category and Calum MacDonald taking bronze in the Junior Male under 67k category.
Yamakai members then travelled to Cumbria for the 40th Cumbrian Open. Isaac Eddleston took gold in the 12-13yrs plus 50 kilos kumite with Calum MacDonald taking bronze in the Junior Male Open. Yamakai’s cadet male squad took silver in their team event.
Yamakai classes stay open throughout the holiday period and are now looking to enrol new members to the club. Beginners are accepted from five years old and upwards.
As a summer special, new members will get one month’s free training for the month of July.
Classes are held in Stonelaw Sports Centre two nights per week. Anyone interested can contact club coach Jim Ross on 01698 421790 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Medal winners Yamakai Rutherglen