Islington boy wins medal at international karate tournament

Jack Ward from Islington

Jack Ward from Islington - Credit: Archant

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, visit or call 07956 165 826.

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