Congratulations to Jasper Simmons, who won a bronze medal at the recent English Karate Federation Championships in Leicester.
Jasper, who trains in Uckfield with FSK (Frontier Schools of Karate and Kickboxing), was competing in his first national championships. He claimed bronze in the individual under-10s open weight section, winning through four rounds, before being beaten by the eventual winner in the semi-finals.
He is looking to emulate the achievements of his father Paul, who is also Jasper’s instructor. Paul was a member of the Great Britain and England karate teams in the 1990s.
Jasper now has his sights set on the British Championships, which take place in May.
Jasper and Paul will be guests of David Eggleston on the Saturday Sport programme at 2.30 pm next Saturday (February 17th).