Report written by Liam Uppal 3rd Dan

I was given the opportunity to compete in the Reykjavik International Games by Wado-Kai England, with Sensei Winston Williams selecting me and nine other athletes to compete at these games. The opportunity was fantastic, allowing for me to compete and train against world class athletes all striving to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. On Saturday the squad trained with the Icelandic National Kumite Team, with the sessions being led by Sensei Winston Williams and Sensei Ingólfur Snorrason, with many of the athletes competing at the RIG. Many sports were competing at the games, with the likes of Judo, Taekwondo and Power Lifting competing at the same time as the Karate competition. At the games I competed within the Kumite Senior Male -75kg category, consisting of quality fighters from many countries. I managed to achieve a bronze medal in a tough category, losing to the eventual winner of the category, gaining invaluable experience from the competition. I would like to thank everyone at Kombat Federation and Wado-Kai England for providing me with the opportunity to compete at the games, being hugely grateful for the result at the games in addition.

Liam Uppal 3rd Dan

Reykjavic International Games Iceland 2017
Liam Uppal - Individual Kumite - Bronze Medal

WKF English Karate Federation