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Karate Kid Billy kicks off new year in style

Published on 06/02/18

A young martial arts student from Gorleston has had a successful start to 2018 with a medal-winning competition performance.

Stradbroke Primary Academy pupil Billy Baker, 10, bagged a silver medal in the team event at the Liverpool Open Karate Tournament on January 28.

He also put in a strong performance in the individual sparring category, making it to the quarter finals against fierce competition from students across the UK.

Billy, who trains with Phoenix Karate in Great Yarmouth, will represent the KKO England squad at the World Karate Championships in Dundee this summer.

Stradbroke's head of school Tanya Blake said: "Congratulations to Billy for his well-earned success in the Liverpool tournament.

"We wish him the very best of luck in the World Championships."