National titles for young karate trio

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THREE members of a Milton Keynes Karate Club have had a week to remember after winning medals in a national competition.

Morgan Smith, Charlie Bill and Ronnie Featherstone all competed for the local MK ECKA (English Contact Karate Association) club and took part in the 2011 Semi-Contact National Championships in Coventry.

Morgan was the big winner as the 12-year-old became the new national champion after winning his boys under 5ft 6in section, and will hope to make it a double success in November when he’s back in national action.

Charlie, 16, achieved a fine 2nd place in the boys’ cadets section and it was 3rd place for six year-old Ronnie in the boys’ under 4ft 4in category.

The trio’s success marks a great achievement for the MK club that’s been established since 1984, and as well as the honour of winning medals, the three also earned a great deal of valuable experience.

Sensei Mark Featherstone says he expects their progress to continue and more medals to follow in November.

For more information about ECKA and the MK club visit www.mkkarate.ecka.co.uk