JKA England Open Karate Competition 2021

30 October 2021

On the 30th October 2021, six karateka from JKA-Malta flew to Crawley, England to participate in the JKA England Open Competition. It was the first live competition (not online) since the start of the Covid-19 global pandemic. 

Our competitors felt that the atmosphere at the K2 Arena was different from previous years as everyone was super excited to be back on the tatamis! This time round there were many competitors from different karate backgrounds and from various european countries, which made the competition even more interesting.

Thanks to the JKA England Committee for hosting yet another successful Open Competition. We look forward to your next one!!

Grateful to all coaches, medical staff and parents, who sacrificed their time and efforts to attend this event. You all made this experience worthwhile. Highly appreciated!


Well done to all for your solid performances. The results obtained were:

  • Shayma En Najar

Gold medalist in Kata Children's category 10 - 12 years

Gold medalist in Kumite Girls category 10 - 12 years

  • Etienne Ceci Bonello

Bronze medalist in Kata Men's category 21 - 39 years

  • Liane Chircop

Silver medalist in Kata Ladies category 16 - 39 years

Bronze medalist in Kumite Ladies category 19 - 39 years

  • Nicole Chircop

Bronze medalist in Kata Ladies category 16 - 39 years

Silver medalist in Kumite Ladies category 19 - 39 years


Congratulations, you made Malta proud once again! JKA Malta looks forward to seeing you on the podium again next year!



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