Samuel in karate Severn Challenge

Samuel Petrovics, 10, of Biggleswade Karate Club.Samuel Petrovics, 10, of Biggleswade Karate Club.
Samuel Petrovics, 10, of Biggleswade Karate Club.
One of Biggleswade Karate Club’s young students successfully competed in an international tournament on Saturday.

Samuel Petrovics, 10, was selected to join the England team in the Severn Challenge in Cheshunt - a tournament created to give junior karate students experience of fighting competitively at the highest level.

Six countries were represented - England, Switzerland, Wales, Israel, Holland and Ireland - and Samuel’s under 11s team came second in the tournament.

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Samuel, who has already represented England once in Switzerland last year, won one of his fights and drew the other one, helping the team through to second place.

Fighting at the tournament and for all under-16s at Biggleswade Karate Club is a fast, non-contact form of competition called ‘clicker’.

Students try to score points by avoiding the blocks of their opponent and scoring on them with fast, controlled techniques. This type of controlled fighting improves a student’s speed, reflexes and co-ordination as well as requiring the self-discipline to control their techniques.

Training is held every Tuesday and Thursday at Biggleswade Dojo, on Market Square at 6.30pm.

Contact 07976 732103 or email [email protected] for details.