Double Tae kwon-Do success for Imogen, 12

Belper tae kwon do school at belper leisure centre. Karl Duro and Imogen Pritchard 12.

Belper tae kwon do school at belper leisure centre. Karl Duro and Imogen Pritchard 12.

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Belper Tae Kwon-Do School is celebrating after one of its members was crowned as a British champion.

Belper School pupil Imogen Pritchard, 12, won two trophies at the British Championships, held recently in Coventry.

Imogen managed to achieve third place in the patterns division and then battled on to secure a first place in sparring and be crowned the new British champion at her level.

Belper Tae kwon-Do School’s Karl Duro explained: “Imogen gained second in the North Midlands Championships this year and on Saturday she passed her red belt so she’ll looking to do her black stripe and go on then to her black belt eventually.

“She has done absolutely fantastically well and wants to do more championships in the future so next year we’ll be looking at the English Championships and then hopefully moving on to the World Championships in July. “

He added: “She’s a hard worker, her etiquette and discipline are very good and she puts in 100 per cent all of the time. ”

Tae kwon-Do is a Korean martial art of self-defence and the club trains at Belper Leisure Centre with classes starting from the age of four.

Karl Duro is currently a fifth degree black-belt and can be contacted for further details about the group on and its lessons on 07946 593363.