Golden girl Anais gets a real kick out of karate

BIG HIT ... Anais Errington with some of Dokan's black belts.
BIG HIT ... Anais Errington with some of Dokan's black belts.

BOLDON girl Anais Errington is getting a real kick out of her karate.

Anais Errington, a member of the village’s Dokan Club, took gold at the English Kyu grade nationals.

Not many schools could claim to have ran a weekly after-school lesson and end up producing nine national champions, five of which have gone on to be international champions.

Kevan Mitchinson, chief instructor

The nine-year-old also won six medals at a competition in Penrith, and also won two bronze and three silver medals at a competition in Hartlepool last month.

Anais is the latest success from the Dokan’s link with East Boldon Primary School.

She started doing after-school karate training with Dokan’s chief instructor, Kevan Mitchinson, and went on to join the club.

Mr Michinson said: “Not many schools could claim to have ran a weekly after-school lesson and end up producing nine national champions, five of which have also gone on to be international champions in just five-and-a-half years.

“Anais really has talent and is prepared to put in the training to make the most of that. At the moment, she is training seven-and-a-half hours a week and has set her goals really high.”

Other East Boldon Primary students still competing at the top are 13-year-old Hannah Nicholson, 12-year-olds Milly Pomfret, Simone Stewart and Eleisha Mitchinson and 10-year-olds Lola Cassidy and Eve Palmer.

Dokan welcomes all newcomers.

For more details, call Mr Mitchinson on 0793 913 0411, go to www.doakn.co.uk or email k-mitch@live.co.uk.