Mark Durham from Thame recently earned himself a first place at the World Kickboxing Council’s open world championships (freestyle) in Germany.
Mark who only took up Karate six years ago, won the Kata section, in which he had to perform a set pattern of moves against invisible assailants.
He also came third in the colour belt section of the points fighting.
He said with confidence “I’ve set myself a target – I’m going to compete as a black belt in the 1996 World Championships”.
Taken from Chronicle: Volume 54, 4th June 1994