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Boxing champs visit karate club

PUBLISHED: 10:18 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 October 2010

EAST LONDON boxing champions Ian Napa and James Cook MBE took time out of their training regime to present awards to stars of the future at the Kaizen Ryu karate club s awards ceremony at Dukes Hall in Hornchurch on Sunday. Cook, the former EBU European m

EAST LONDON boxing champions Ian Napa and James Cook MBE took time out of their training regime to present awards to stars of the future at the Kaizen Ryu karate club's awards ceremony at Dukes Hall in Hornchurch on Sunday.

Cook, the former EBU European middleweight champion, and current EBU bantamweight titleholder Napa saw students go through their paces in an advanced karate session organised by the Kaizen Academy for Sports Development, a non-profit organisation that helps youngsters get involved in martial arts.

The Jack Petchey Foundation also recognised 10 youngsters for their efforts and positive attitudes this year. Tom Cottis, Jasmine David, Nick Hostler, Savannah Ottaway, Thomas Padfield, Vicky Phillips, Saifur Rahman, Matthew Roud, Daniel Smart and Joshua Vernon all won the prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Award.

The main awards for Best Newcomer, Best Etiquette, Most Improved and Student of the Year were presented to Chris Seth, Rishi Patel, Josh Sabiniano, Sunit Jogia junior and George Mitchell senior respectively.

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