Islington boy wins medal at international karate tournament
PUBLISHED: 16:44 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:44 27 November 2013
Islington youngster Jack Ward collected a bronze medal at the prestigious Belgium Open International Championships – his first ever overseas tournament.
The 10-year-old, a current English champion who trains at the Ken-Bu-Kan karate school in Highbury Grove, scored 13 points and conceded just one as he won his first three bouts.
Although Ward suffered a 4-0 defeat in the semi-final, he returned to fight for the bronze medal and took under 30 seconds to triumph 9-0 against his Danish opponent.
The Ken-Bu-Kan school train from 6pm to 7.30pm at Highbury Grove School on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.kbk-karate.co.uk or call 07956 165 826.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.