Student aiming for Karate World and European Championship glory

A Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy student who has represented England in karate is aiming for World and European Championship glory.

Aron’s ambition is to win a medal in team and individual events for both Under-21 and Senior European and World Championships.

He has already won a string of titles and his ultimate goal is to represent Great Britain at the Olympics one day.

Last year he was selected to represent England at the Junior World Karate Championships in Tenerife.

Aron, 16, said: “I went out in the second round but I’m ranked top 50 in the world and now I’m aiming to compete at the World and European Championships. I would like to compete at the
Olympics one day and I think it is possible, it’s something that will hopefully come with age.

“I love karate and I like what most people don’t like, so I enjoy the nerves and there is no better feeling than when you beat someone.”

The dedicated teenager trains with Measham Karate Club for eight to 10 hours a week and with England once every couple of months.

Aron said: “I started karate when I was five and I got my black belt when I was about 10. I train five days a week and I’m hoping to keep that up even though I’ll be doing my GCSEs this year.”

Aron’s English Championship titles include: Individual Male Cadets Kata Champion 2016, Silver Male Cadets individual Kata medalist 2017, Senior Male team Kata finalists, Pair U16 Kata Champion 2013 and Team U16 Kata Champion. His British Championship titles include British U10 Kata Champion 2012 and Pair Kata U16 Champion 2016.

Aidan Smith, Headteacher at Blessed Robert CVA, in Burton, congratulated Aron on his achievements so far.
He said: “Aron has clearly dedicated himself to karate and even though he is only 16 he has already achieved a significant number of titles. He has an excellent attitude and we are sure that he will go on to even greater success and we hope to be cheering him on at the Olympics one day.”

Articled written by Nicola Allen of AllenPR.