The Thames Karate Kai club has recently had five students make the England national squad.
The club that run classes in Gidea Park, Rainham and Pitsea have been going just over a year and were delighted with this recent news.
Greg Wallace, Chief Instructor at the club told the Havering Daily: “We are massively proud. This is a great achievement for our students and our club. It is a massive day for them all.”
Charlie Robson aged 14, Bailey Burnett aged 13, Alice Robson aged 16 and Oliver Russell aged 15 were selected for Kumite (fighting) and Matthew Sharp aged 13 for Kata (Kata is a Japanese word literally meaning form referring to a detailed and choreographed pattern of movements).
Greg continued, “All these students have been training since the age of five. Now that they have been selected for the English National squad they can be selected to represent England in international tournaments.”
Anyone with any queries or wanting to know more information about Thames Karate Kai, can find lesson details on their facebook page.