Heathfield’s David Thomas won the English Karate Federation National Team title at Lincoln last weekend.
David, 17, trains in Heathfield and Crowborough with FSK Karate and is part of the current England National Karate Squad.
He was representing Southern England and fighting Middle and and Northern England. The matches were very tight but he and Southern England beat both regions to win the title.
The very best of English karate were competing from U16 to Senior level.
This includes England’s current World Champions and World-ranked fighters.