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Report Day 1

Hi all and welcome to the first of 7 days of reviews, assessments and results from the 22nd world karate championships in Bremen, Germany. This is the premier event on the karate calendar with over one hundred national teams competing.

The England team of 24 athletes, 4 coaches and our physio arrived in the host city shortly after 11am after a dawn start and power naps on the plane. The early arrival at the hotel meant that the group had time to familiarise themselves with Bremen while rooms were made ready. After everyone was checked in a protracted sleep was impressed by the national coach before meeting for dinner at 7.15pm.

A Short walk to the HQ hotel for dinner took the team through the last night of the "Oktoberfest ". What a wonderful spectacle and carnival atmosphere this cultural extravaganza is, it acted as a tremendous prelude to the excitement and energy of the forthcoming championship. After an excellent meal the squad were given a quick refresher on do's and don'ts from Mo the physio and headed for bed.

Tuesday will see the registration of the athletes and a first taste of world championship atmosphere as they have the first of their preparatory training sessions at the competition venue

Speak soon

Greg Francis
Head of Delegation



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