Kanzen Karate were celebrating after a strong performance at the AMA North West Karate Open in Bury on Sunday 13th September. 29 year old Cyrielle Maroteau came top of the Adult Female Open and Shotokan Kata Groups winning 1st Place in both. Sensei Dan Woods who is a full-time coach with Kanzen and Scottish international came 2nd in the Adult Male Shotokan Kata. 10 year old Rhys Gichrist battled his way through to 4th place in the Under 14 Boys Shotokan Kata section. Kanzen Karate Chief Intstructor Sensei Roy O'Kane, who prepared the athletes for the event, said:

"I was throughly delighted with the performance of team Kanzen at this event. The competition was a very high standard and to have our competitors push against and beat some of the best people in England is great and a credit to the standards within our club. Our athletes have been preparing hard for this event and I'm glad the hard work paid off. We have a full competition schedule for the rest of the year and we will continue to work to put Dundee on the Karate map."

Kanzen Karate operates classes across Tayside - details can be found at www.kanzenkarate.net/classes