Karate kid Amy clinches world title

KARATE kid Amy Stuckey is the proud owner of a world title after performing a kata worthy of a gold medal at the Traditional Karate Association (WTKA) World Championships in Pisa, Italy. The 11-year-old black belt from Clevedon beat off fierce competiti

KARATE kid Amy Stuckey is the proud owner of a world title after performing a kata worthy of a gold medal at the Traditional Karate Association (WTKA) World Championships in Pisa, Italy. The 11-year-old black belt from Clevedon beat off fierce competition, including the Italian hot favourite, to take first place, receiving the highest marks from five top judges. On the same day Amy also walked away with a silver medal in the team kata and a bronze in duo kata.The year seven student from Clevedon Community School joined Clevedon's Wado-Ryu karate club when she was just six and says it was the guidance and patience of her coach Jounier Taylor that helped her to become a member of the England squad.Amy returned to England from Italy also possessing commemorative swords in recognition of her achievements and has more big titles in her sights. She hopes to compete at the Spanish International Open Championships in Valencia later this month and the British Open in February before another World Championship in Spain later next year."It's brilliant to win a world title and I really hope I will win a few more in the future," said Amy. Her mum Jill added: "We are now looking for a sponsor for Amy so she can continue to compete at World Championship level. "We are hoping local businesses will support her in the short term and then will be looking for a major sponsor for 2008". Anyone interested in sponsoring Amy can call Jill on 01275 543038


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