Pupils as young as nine from Gad’s Hill’s Karate Club took part in a county competition – and Deputy Head of School Elliot Fisher triumphed in three separate events.

Elliot, 16 from Shorne, took first place in Teen (black belt and over) Sparring, Teen (up to 1st Dan black belt) Traditional Kata and Teen Board Breaking.

Joining him at the event, which was held at the Karate Leadership UK main school in Lordswood, were Vinay Phagura, 9 from Rochester, 11-year-old Eastchurch student Nathan Davolls and William Margetts who is 10 and lives on St Mary’s Island.

The team competed in a variety of disciplines including traditional and creative kata, high kick, board breaking, sparring and soft sword sparring.

Nathan and William added two golds and a silver, and three silvers respectively to Gad’s impressive medals on the day.

It was a first competition for youngest member Vinay who although didn’t place, gave an impressive demonstration in the board breaking challenge.

Director of Studies and Science teacher Mrs Margetts said: “The boys were up against some very experienced and talented opponents and all of them performed brilliantly.

“They were proud to be representing the school and received rapturous applause for their fantastic achievements in assembly the next day”.

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