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 firstname.lastname@example.org.