170 athletes aged
between 6 and 16 years competed in this year’s National Karate
Championships held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th
November at National Sports School, Pembroke.
During 2019, we focused on various technical aspects with the aim of improving the overall level of Karate in Malta, reaping the benefits in the various international competitions attended. Team Malta placed third in the Small States of Europe Karate Championship held in Iceland, with a record of nine gold medals. Effective performance for Team Malta was also present in championships held in England, Italy and Poland. It was a year full of events with eight training seminars organized, hosting international Coaches, Maestro Santo Torre from Italy and Sensei Chris Denwood from the UK amongst others.
‘The hard work and dedication of the technical members as well as that of the athletes is proving to be a major achievement. I wish to thank all the members of The Malta Karate Federation since without their relentless determination and full cooperation, these results would have not been achieved.’ This was the comment of the Technical Director of the Malta Karate Federation, Sensei Jesmond Schembri.