Alexandra Merisoiu Karate Shotokan

Throughout her Martial Arts Shotokan Karate career Alexandra has achieved 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, is IJKA 2017 Triple World Champion, FSKA 2017 Double Vice World Champion and WMO 2016 British and European Champion.

Alexandra is part of SKCE – Shotokan Karate Centre England squad competing at regional, national and international level.

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updated 28.10.17

2017: 5 competitions
13 Podium Placements:
– 5 Gold (including 3 World Championship Golds)
– 4 Silver (2 World Championship Silvers)
– 4 Bronze
– 1 Award: Tandridge Sports Personality of the Year


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FSKA* World Championship 2017
Double VICE WORLD CHAMPION

October 27th 2017, Crawley, England

2nd place Kumite** individual
2nd place Kata** individual

*FSKA – Funakoshi  Shotokan Karate Association

**Kumite – Sparring | Kata – Forms

 

Tandridge Sports Personality of the Year Award 2017

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Alexandra Merisoiu IJKA World Championship Triple WORLD CHAMPION (2)

IJKA* World Championship 2017
Triple WORLD CHAMPION

July 9th 2017, Cork, Ireland

1st place Kumite** individual
1st place Kata** individual
1st Place Kumite team mixed

*IJKA – International Japan Karate Association

**Kumite – Sparring | Kata – Forms

Alexandra Merisoiu IJKA World Championship Triple WORLD CHAMPION (1)

Alexandra Merisoiu KWF Karate Championship (2)

KWF Championship 2017

May 7th 2017, Luton, UK

1st place Kumite individual
3rd place Kata individual

*KWF – Karatenomichi World Federation

Alexandra Merisoiu KWF Karate Championship (1)

Bracknell Legends 2017 Alexandra Merisoiu

Bracknell Legends 2017

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 2017, Ash, UK

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

* JSKA – Japan Shotokan Karate Association

Alexandra Merisoiu World Karate Champion


2016: 5 competitions
8 Podium Placements:
– 3 Gold (1 European Championship Gold)
– 2 Silver
– 3 Bronze (1 World Championship Bronze)
– 1 Award: Rising Star in Sport


WeAreTheCity Rising Star in Sport Award 2016

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SKCE 3rd NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

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.

*SKCE – Shotokan Karate Centres England

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SKDUN 24TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

October 8-9th 2016, Burgas, Bulgaria

3rd place Team Kumite

*SKDUN – Shotokan Karate Do Of United Nations

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WMO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

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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Bracknell Legends Karate Competition 05 march 2016 Alexandra Merisoiu

BRACKNELL LEGENDS OPEN 2016

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

Bracknell Legends Karate Competition 05 march 2016 Alexandra Merisoiu

 

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate British Champion

WMO BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

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.

*WMO – World Martial Arts Organisation 

Alexandra Merisoiu Karate British Champion


2015: 4 competitions
7 Podium Placements:
– 3 Gold
– 1 Silver
– 3 Bronze (1 World Championship Bronze)


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SKDUN 23rd WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

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

*SKDUN – Shotokan Karate Do Of United Nations

Alexandra Merisoiu World Karate Championship Serbia 2015

 

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

SKCE 2nd NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

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.

*SKCE – Shotokan Karate Centres England

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Alexandra Merisoiu SEISHINKAI SHIELD Karate Competition

 

SEISHINKAI SHIELD 2015

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 2015

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


2014: 2 competitions
6 Podium Placements:
– 1 Gold
– 4 Silver
– 1 Bronze


Alexandra Merisoiu Porthsmouth Karate Tournament November 2014

PORTSMOUTH KARATE TOURNAMENT 2014

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 Porthsmouth Karate Tournament November 2014

Alexandra Merisoiu SKCE Karate National Championship October 2014

SKCE 1st NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

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

*SKCE – Shotokan Karate Centres England


Up to 2001
12 Podium Placements
– 5 Gold
– 6 Silver
– 1 Bronze


SKDUN 9th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2001

October 20-21 2001 SKDUN 9th 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.

*SKDUN – Shotokan Karate Do Of United Nations

Alexandra Merisoiu World Karate Cup October 2nd 2000

WORLD CUP 2000

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!

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 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

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