Ac­co­lade just re­ward for Emma’s ef­forts

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Emma Suck­ling has been named Folke­stone Karate Club’s stu­dent of the year.

The young­ster, who started the sport at the age of five, has been rewarded for her com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to the club and the sport. She was awarded her black belt in 2011.

Folke­stone stu­dents at­tended In­ter­na­tional Karate Kyokushin’s an­nual sum­mer camp last week­end.

The event, in­volv­ing more than 100 stu­dents, brought to­gether all the clubs who are part of the IKK or­gan­i­sa­tion, in classes teach­ing sev­eral as­pects of Kyokushin Karate to­gether with self de­fence. All the 100-plus stu­dents took part in a Kata com­pe­ti­tion with six Folke­stone com­peti­tors, Ryan Bing­ham, Jozef Cork, Jaden Lucken, Bethany Lucken, Natasha Phillips and Bradley Gonsalves all win­ning first places.

Any­one want­ing more in­for­ma­tion about Folke­stone Karate Club should con­tact Shi­han Paul Sar­gin­son on 01303 256053 or 07768 126171 (m) or ac­cess the club’s web­site www.folke­

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