It’s a kenpo medal haul

Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 Cambridge members with their trophy haul. Photo: Supplied.

Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 Cambridge martial arts members look set to kick on from impressive results at their first tournament in four years.

About 20 competitors travelled to take on their west Auckland counterparts, and that is about the number of trophies they picked up.

Cambridge competitors ranged in age from four to their 60’s.

Kenpo 5.0 is described as a martial arts programme dedicated to self-defence by head instructor Mark Robinson. He said the Auckland results followed six months of weekend – and in class – training.

It was a gathering which – from a camaraderie standpoint – was “really needed”.

“We have a pretty strong tradition of punching above our weight, and I was pleased to see us continue to do that.”

Next up Cambridge competitors have their sights set on the Kenpo 5.0 Oceania tournament likely to take place in March or April, followed by the Kenpo 5.0 international competition in Las Vegas in July.

 

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