England call-ups for Dunmow duo

PUBLISHED: 09:21 15 October 2014 | UPDATED: 09:21 15 October 2014

Luke Stubbs and Amber Morris of Dunmow Karate club

Luke Stubbs and Amber Morris of Dunmow Karate club

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Two junior members of Dunmow Karate Club have again been selected to fight for England later this month.

Luke Stubbs, aged 13, and Amber Morris, aged 15, will compete in the forthcoming Severn Challenge - Cup of Europe Tournament against Wales, Ireland and Switzerland on Saturday, October 25 at Turnford School Community Sports Centre in Cheshunt.

The duo, along with the club’s Kayley Morris and Isabel Benjamin, also stand a great chance of representing Great Britain next year at the World Championships in Greece.

They are all pupils at The Helena Romanes School in Dunmow and have already represented England this year at tournaments in Switzerland and Wales.

As well as that they have been attending GB squad training sessions on a regular basis.

The GB team for the World Championships will be announced in November.

Earlier in the year the club’s Senpai Lia Howlett and Josie Smith passed black belt gradings at the British Karate Kyokushinkai (BKK) annual summer camp in Felsted.

Senpai Lia is already a 1st Dan Black Belt and was attempting her 2nd Dan and Smith was attempting her 1st Dan from a brown belt.

The grading was taken by the chief instructor of the British Karate Kyokushinkai, Hanshi Steve Arneil 10th Dan over a four day period.

They were both tested on their technical ability in stance, strikes, blocks, kicks, kata, renraku’s, fitness and their general knowledge of Kyokushin Karate.

Visit www.dunmowkarate.co.uk for further information about the club.

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