Madison, 5, is karate club's star turn
MARTIAL ARTS: Little Madison Taylor intends to make it big in her chosen sport.The five-year-old Ipswich tot is already celebrating her first golden success since taking up karate.
LITTLE Madison Taylor intends to make it big in her chosen sport.
The five-year-old Ipswich tot is already celebrating her first golden success since taking up karate.
She was only four when she was introduced to the sport and has astounded experts with her amazing progress.
Coach Wayne Jordan, 28, said: "She's unbelievable for someone so young and I really believe she can go all the way to the top.
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"We have been out and about at schools doing demonstrations and she is always the star of the show."
Wayne, a 3rd Dan black belt, started the Warriors Shotokan Karate Club in 1998 with just four members.
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He said: "We have 25 now and the club is going from strength to strength. People have been spreading the word and members have introduced their family and friends."
Madison is following in the footsteps of other family members by aiming for the top in karate.
While she was collecting gold in a regional event at Pitsea in Essex, sister Carly, 15, also scooped gold and bronze, while 11-year-old brother Ryan added silver to the family medal haul.
Warriors' members won eight medals in total – four gold, three silver and a bronze.
The club meets at the St John's Church Hall in Cauldwell Hall Road every Monday evening and in the All Hallows Hall in Landseer Road on Thursdays.