International Karate Success For Healing Academy Teacher

Healing Academy Principal, Mr Mark Knapton looks forward to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with PE teacher Mr Cheyne Phillips, who won bronze and silver medals at the Hungarian and British Open Karate Championships.

Healing Academy PE teacher, Cheyne Phillips, recently won both bronze and silver medals at 2 consecutive International Open Karate Championships.

Cheyne participated in the first competition in Budapest, Hungary on 18th September. The competition was open to karate clubs from all over the world, with 1,200 competitors from 31 countries participating in the weekend long event.

Cheyne fought in 6 different rounds, fighting competitors from Ukraine, Israel, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Thanks to a repechage qualifying round, he was able to secure the bronze medal.

One week later saw Cheyne competing in the British Karate Open Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Following on from his success in Hungary, he took the silver medal after 5 rounds, competing against fighters from Algeria, France and Scotland.

Cheyne has been training in karate for 20 years. He is currently a senior member of the Kaigan Karate Club in Cleethorpes and represented his club at both events, participating alongside 5 other members of the club from varying age groups.

Following his recent successes, Cheyne has his eye on the 2020 Olympics. He intends to keep training and competing and is striving to represent the British karate team at the Tokyo Olympics in 4 years.

Healing School Principal, Mark Knapton said:

"At Healing School we are always pleased to support all of our staff in both their Professional and Personal Development. We continue to support Cheyne with his karate as he works extremely hard and has lots of talent. He has done exceptionally well to win medals at the UK Championships and at the recent competition in Hungary. We are very proud to have him as a member of staff."