It was an early morning start on Monday for the EKF Junior Team, meeting at Heathrow at 4.30am, to travel out to Lisbon, Portugal for the 41st Junior European Karate Championships. After a short flight the squad arrived safely at their hotel and once rooms had been allocated, the squad had its first training session, this was followed by an evening meal together. This gives the new members of the squad a chance to get to know each other and find out what its like to be on the squad. There is more training planned for Tuesday and Wednesday with registrations taking place on Thursday. The EKF have a fairly large delegation in attendance at these championships with 9 kata athletes, 14 Kumite, 3 Coach’s, Physio, Head Of Delegation, 2 Chaperones and 11 referees including our Chief Referee Dale Gamble. We hope to be able to bring you some photos of the squad training during the week and at competition. Good Luck to everyone.