11 year old student Finlay Thomas, was entered into the recent 7th Kyokutan Karate Competition. He competed in the Individual Kata, the Team Kata and the Kumite (combat). Finlay came away with a third in the team kata and a second in the individual event. He fought his way through the Kumite competition to reach the final, where he was delighted to win the competition. This was a fantastic achievement for Finlay—his greatest yet. Hopefully this win will place him in a strong position for the European Karate Championships next year.