Medal haul for Littleport fighters

GLS Karate Club enjoyed another successful year at the European Karate Championships held in Birmingham, coming away with a host of awards.

Five of the club’s brightest young talents made the trip to battle it out with England’s finest young martial artists and the Littleport-based club performed superbly, coming away with four third place finishes, a second place and a first place in both kumite and kata disciplines.

Adam stevens, nine, came first in the junior kumite with Calvin Lock claiming third in his first year of kumite, George Lock, 11, and Jason Badcock, 19, also placed third.

Club instructor and third dan black belt, Karl Williams, battled his way through six fights to reach the final where he unfortunately ended up losing by half a point, coming away with a second place in the male senior kumite.

The club, based at the village’s leisure centre, is now focusing on the 2012 British Open Championships set to take place in October in Glasgow.

Sensei Karl Williams said “It goes to show what you can achieve when you’re determined and motivated enough to put in the hard work, time and effort. I would also like to thank Littleport Leisure Centre for all their help and support leading up to the competition.”

For further information on attending the club please contact Karl on 07807749838 or contact the leisure centre.