Veras Academy Karate Association star at Tokyo Dream Karate Championships

PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 February 2017

Veras Academy Karate Association attended the Tokyo Dream Karate Championships recently (pic: Veras Academy).

Veras Academy Karate Association attended the Tokyo Dream Karate Championships recently (pic: Veras Academy).


Sensei Rapheal Veras delighted with showing of his squad at Stevenage last weekend

Veras Academy Karate Association attended the Tokyo Dream Karate Championships in Stevenage last Sunday and impressed.

The event was organised by Jordan Thomas, -67kg WKF World KARATE champion, and the atmosphere was vibrant.

Every member and their family supported one another every step of the way in what was many of the youngsters first competitions.

Sensei Raphael Veras said: “Everybody held themselves like true karate champions and showed the Veras Academy fighting spirit at the competition.

“It was an honour watching these talented youngsters, and senior squad members compete to the best of their ability.

“The likes of little Victor Stanev, who was one the youngest squad members of the team, were guided and nurtured by Veras Academy’s dedicated sempais throughout the day.”

Veras Academy claimed 10 goals, eight silvers and another eight bronzes medals overall from the competition.

Maggie Gentili, Isabella Campbell, Demie Holland, Jaydon Sullivan and Lucca Campbell won golds in the kata.

Stanev claimed silver alongside Abigail Tatiana, Naveah Thomas while Isaac Gibson, Seyhan Cinar, Gary Campbell and Chloe Casimir won bronzes.

In the kumite category, Stanev picked up gold while Demie Holland won two golds and the likes of Sullivan and Katie Bouderbane also claimed golds.

Donna Blake, Marco Corrieia and Andras Tamas earned silver medals after some fine showings while Naveah Thomas, Harry Elves and Chloe Casimir picked up bronzes.

Isaac Gibson and Naveah Thomas won silver in the team category while Bouderbane, Tamas and William won bronze in a different category.

For further information about our club locations e-mail or text 07886495135.

Latest East London Sports News

4 minutes ago

London Lions remain top of the BBL table after scoring a huge 38 points in the first quarter en-route to beating Surrey Scorchers.

Yesterday, 15:00

Leyton Orient has announced the signing of midfielder Ousseynou Cisse from League One outfit Gillingham on loan until the end of the season.

Yesterday, 15:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton feels he is now ready to make big decisions at the helm of the club.

Yesterday, 13:00

Jacob Ranson is joined by Dan Bennett and Dave Evans to discuss West Ham, Leyton Orient, Dagenham & Redbridge and east London non-league football.

Yesterday, 11:30

East London Vixens ran in 11 tries in a 65-0 romp against Southwold in National Challenge One East at West Ham's Memorial Ground.

Yesterday, 10:30

Wapping's women made a great start to 2020 with back-to-back wins at the weekend.

Thu, 19:05

Leyton Orient striker James Alabi has joined National League outfit Eastleigh on loan until the end of the season.

Thu, 16:30

East London's best performance of the season was not enough to topple London Three Essex leaders Chelmsford, as they fell to a 36-19 defeat on Saturday.


Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists