Alexandra Merisoiu Karate Shotokan


Bracknell Legends 2017 Alexandra Merisoiu

Bracknell Legends 

March 4th 2017, Bracknell, UK

1st place Kumite team mixed
2nd place Kumite team women
2nd place Kata Team mixed

 


JSKA UK Championships 2017

February 2nd 2016, Ash, UK

3rd place Kumite individual
3rd place Kata individual
3rd place Kumite team

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SKCE 3rd NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 27th 2016, London

1st place Kumite individual and defending my title.
2nd place Kata individual
losing the 1st place by just 0.1 points. Close, but not close enough.

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SKDUN 24TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

October 8-9th 2016, Burgas, Bulgaria

3rd place Team Kumite

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WMO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

June 5th 2016, Rugby, England

1st place team Kata and European Champions.
2nd place individual Kata and, what would make me, a Vice-European Champion

Although not a Karate dedicated competition WMO organizes great events. The WMO National Championship (see below) was more popular and a larger competition though. Nonetheless both of them gave us the opportunity to test new Katas and fine tune for the 2016 SKDUN World Championship.

*WMO – World Martial Arts Organisation 

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Alexandra Merisoiu Karate British Champion

WMO BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

February 21st 2016, Rugby, England

1st place individual Kata and British Champion. This qualified me to be part of the official England team and represent England at the 2016 World Championship in Spain, September 2016.

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Alexandra Merisoiu Karate British Champion

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

October 10-11 2015 SKDUN 23rd Shotokan Karate World Championship, Subotica, Serbia. Competing for England, together with my Kumite Team we placed 3rd.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

October 20-21 2001 SKDUN Shotokan Karate World Championship, Romania. Together with my Kumite Team we placed 2nd.

Unfortunately, as a team, we were awarded ONE certificate, ONE medal and ONE trophy. We drew straws and I got the certificate and this picture with the trophy.

 

Alexandra Merisoiu World Karate Cup October 2nd 2000

 

WORLD CUP

October 2nd 2000, I competed in the World Karate Cup in Romania, Timisoara.  I was only 13 years old. Less than one year later, in June 2001 I received my first black belt, Shodan.

At the competition I placed:

1st place in Individual Kata
2nd place Kata Team (synchronized Kata)
3rd place Individual Kumite.

But what I remember the most from that weekend is sore ribs and a fractured left thumb. Travelling back home through the night, it was snowing if I remember well, if not very cold, in a rusty old bus the pain was 10 times worse.

So I got home in the morning with three medals around my neck and a bandaged hand. My father took me to the hospital and got it in a proper cast…all the way up to the elbow!

 

SKCE (Shotokan Karate Clubs England) 2nd National Championship - Alexandra Merisoiu

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

September 13th 2015 was marked by the SKCE (Shotokan Karate Clubs England) 2nd National Championship. Good warm up for the 2015 World Championships.

1st place Individual Kata
1st place Individual Kumite.

Bracknell Legends Karate Competition 05 march 2016 Alexandra Merisoiu

BRACKNELL LEGENDS OPEN

March 5th 2016. History repeating. I didn’t become a legend (yet!!) but I did leave not with a fractured finger this time, but with a severely damaged left thumb. Oh and same, same results at last year. However, a much, much better performance. Sometimes results don’t reflect performance, although you might expect that.

3rd Place Kata Individual 
3rd Place Kumite Team

 

Alexandra Merisoiu SEISHINKAI SHIELD Karate Competition

 

SEISHINKAI SHIELD

June 20th 2015. Shotokan Shield Open Karate Championships.

1st Place Kumite Team
2nd Place Best Overall Female

Alexandra Merisoiu Bracknel Legends March 2015

 

BRACKNELL LEGENDS OPEN

March 7th 2015. I didn’t become a legend but I did leave with a fractured left middle finger.

3rd Place Kata Individual 
3rd Place Kumite Team

Alexandra Merisoiu Porthsmouth Karate Tournament November 2014

PORTSMOUTH KARATE TOURNAMENT

November 15 2014 was the 44th Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament. The best performance since joining SKCE club in England.

1st Place Kata Individual
2nd Place Kumite Individual

 

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Unfortunately I don’t remember when I received this trophy. It had an inscription on it but it’s long gone. I don’t know if it came with a medal,  certificate or by itself. I don’t even know if it’s a 1st place or not. However, I am pretty sure it’s a National Championship, in Romania and probably between 2001-2005

Alexandra Merisoiu SKCE Karate National Championship October 2014

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

October 2nd 2014, 1st SKCE (Shotokan Karate Clubs England) National Championship. First competition after a break of 9 years!

2nd Place Kata Individual
2nd Place Kata Team
2nd Place Kumite Team
3rd Place Kumite Individual

 

 

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship November 2000

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 25th 2000, Romania, 1st place Individual Kumite and National Champion.

Don’t ask me how is it possible not to remember being on the first place on the podium. It does say on the certificate I weighed less than 45kg. I was skinny but strong! Arrrrrghhhh!

 

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship November 2014

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 14th 2004 National Championship in Romania, 1st place in Kata Team and National Champions.

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

First 1st place and National Champion at one of the National Championships in Romania.

I seem to not have a certificate for this, they don’t always give certificates. I am sure it is a National Championship though.

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship November 2001.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 10th 2001 National Championship Romania. Placed 2nd place Individual Kumite.

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship October 2001

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

October 20-21 2001 National Championship, Romania, 2nd place Kumite Team.

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship November 2003

 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

October 16th 2003 National Championship, Romania, 2nd place Kumite Team.

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship November 2001..

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 3rd 2001 Karate National Championship. Already a Shodan, 1st, Black Belt in Karate and 14 years old.

3rd in Individual Kata
3rd in Individual Kumite.

I remember nothing from this particular competition. Luckily the date is on the back of the medals.

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate National Championship November 2003.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 16th 2003 National Championship, Romania, 3rd place Kata Team

 

Other in house and regional smaller competitions from 1995 to 2000