Woodford schoolboy becomes karate champion

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A Year 5 Avon House Preparatory School pupil has become an international karate champion.

Nine-year-old Aaron Johnson-Campbell travelled to Scotland in September to compete in the 2019 British Karate Federation’s International Open Championships.

“After four extremely competitive matches, with amazing competitors, Aaron came through successfully to be crowned champion in the boys kumite category (seven to nine years; over 25kg). This was a well-deserved win for Aaron after all the intense training that he put in and we cannot wait to see the fantastic achievements he will accomplish in the future. Well done Aaron!” said a spokesperson for the Woodford Green school.

Kumite literally means ‘grappling hands’ and is one of the three main sections of karate teaching.