Golden girl Anais gets a real kick out of karate

BIG HIT ... Anais Errington with some of Dokan's black belts.
BIG HIT ... Anais Errington with some of Dokan's black belts.
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BOLDON girl Anais Errington is getting a real kick out of her karate.

Anais Errington, a member of the village’s Dokan Club, took gold at the English Kyu grade nationals.

Not many schools could claim to have ran a weekly after-school lesson and end up producing nine national champions, five of which have gone on to be international champions.

Kevan Mitchinson, chief instructor

The nine-year-old also won six medals at a competition in Penrith, and also won two bronze and three silver medals at a competition in Hartlepool last month.

Anais is the latest success from the Dokan’s link with East Boldon Primary School.

She started doing after-school karate training with Dokan’s chief instructor, Kevan Mitchinson, and went on to join the club.

Mr Michinson said: “Not many schools could claim to have ran a weekly after-school lesson and end up producing nine national champions, five of which have also gone on to be international champions in just five-and-a-half years.

“Anais really has talent and is prepared to put in the training to make the most of that. At the moment, she is training seven-and-a-half hours a week and has set her goals really high.”

Other East Boldon Primary students still competing at the top are 13-year-old Hannah Nicholson, 12-year-olds Milly Pomfret, Simone Stewart and Eleisha Mitchinson and 10-year-olds Lola Cassidy and Eve Palmer.

Dokan welcomes all newcomers.

For more details, call Mr Mitchinson on 0793 913 0411, go to www.doakn.co.uk or email k-mitch@live.co.uk.