Kenpo 5.0 students bring home trophy haul

The successful Kenpo 5.0 Cambridge team, from left: Glenda Harrison, Sacha Worth, Caleb De Jong, Molly Norvill, Jacob Hoyle, Drew Baldwin, Mark Robinson, Aaron Bruce, Dan Chapman, Luke De Jong, Danny De Jong, Alexandra Hollands. Photo – Michael Jeans.

The local martial arts school of Kenpo 5.0 sent a team to the Kenpo 5.0 World Tournament in Las Vegas late last month, with all competitors performing extremely well and all achieving at least one placing.

“This is a huge achievement considering the tournament was represented by 19 different countries,” said Mark Robinson, head sensei at Kenpo 5.0 Cambridge. “It was also the culmination of months of training and fundraising to make it all possible.”

Students Aaron Bruce and Drew Baldwin made their mark at the competition, both winning the Grand Championship for sparring.

During a grading held at the competition camp, Dan Chapman, Aaron Bruce and Alexandra Hollands all achieved first degree black belts. “The result of years of dedication, commitment and excellence,” said Robinson.

“As a coach and instructor, I couldn’t be more proud of the team. They achieved at the highest level on the world stage and I’m sure a large part of this was due to the amazing teamwork, support and encouragement from all members and their support crew. It was a very fitting result.”

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