Karate champion to open new dojo in Romford

PUBLISHED: 17:13 25 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:13 25 October 2016

Aimee Sell pictured second on the left

Aimee Sell pictured second on the left


A leading karate champion is opening a new club and launching her own academy.

Aimee Sell Aimee Sell

A London Olympic torchbearer, Aimee Sell, 21, of Hornchurch, is hoping to open the dojo and ‘AS Karate Academy’ at New Vibe StudiosBryant Avenue, Romford, on November 16.

A karate whizz since she was six years old, the European medalist is hoping to compete at the 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan, as the sport has recently been accepted as an Olympic discipline.

Aimee was awarded the Havering Junior Sports Competitor of the year in 2011.

She said understanding the hard work and dedication required to become and elite athlete and wants to bring in and train the next generation of future champions from the community.

The English Karate Federation recently appointed her a national youth coach.

Find out more in the Recorder in the coming weeks.

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