Karate Development Centre Celebrates European Champions!

Congratulations to Team East Durham Karate Development student Jacob Barker who is in the news again due to his karate talents.

Along with Karate Development Centre Head Coach, Sensei John James Bruce, Jacob was selected to compete for England at the prestigious  European Shotokan Championships in Crawley.

Jacob took 4th place in Junior Team Kata (Set Form) and 1st place in Junior Team Kumite (Free Fighting), gaining the title of European Champion.

Sensei John upheld his reputation as one of the industry's best by taking 5th place in Senior Individual Kumite, 4th in Senior Team Kata and 1st in Senior Team Kumite, which also gained him the title of European Champion.