13 year old Max Grundy, a student at Haydock High School, has been selected to represent England at the WUKF World Karate Championships in Dundee next month as part of the English Karate Academy’s (EKA) elite squad.
The World Karate Championships will see 4,000 athletes, supporters, coaches and officials from across the world descended upon the north eastern Scottish city.
He will be competing in two karate disciplines kata and kumite. Kata means Form, forms are the sequences of movements that are put together in an overall pattern that each karate student must memorise. Kumite is sparring against another opponent..
His mum Lyndsey said “In 2014, Max who trains under Iain Wilkinson at Rising Sun Karate in Ashton-in-Makerfield and Haydock, started to compete in competitions with Iain, who is part of the EKA, under sensei Gary Foxwell, of the EKA Karate Club in Culcheth.
“Max soon realised that becoming a World Champion was what he wanted to achieve, this is where his hard work and determination to be the best began.
“He has since competed all across Great Britain as well as Ireland, Belgium and Malta, winning numerous medals and trophies along the way.”