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Posted on: 08/03/2017

Year 9 student excels at Kudo

Imran was awarded 1st place in the U14 (+50kgs category) of the Kudo World Cup in Mumbai in February.

Kudo is a mixed Budo (martial arts) sport comprising full contact punches, kicks, throwings, and submission techniques on the ground.

Kudo has its origins in Kakuto Karate (Combat Karate), but It is not just a mixed fighting with emphasis on competition side. It is a life-long sport, system for youth education, method of self-defence and health maintenance for adults. Along with this elements it stresses the "Reigi" or respect and etiquette in its tradition. In this sense it is a "Modern Budo" that has already spread in more then 60 countries around the world.

On Tuesday, Mr Douse, Head of Year 9 showed the year group a video of Imran's fight and the boys were invited to ask Imran questions about his sport.

Imran has been entered in to two more competition: 8th April which will be K1 Open Kickboxing and at the end of April, Kudo European Title Championship in Italy.