Schoolboy black belt kick-boxer

A pint-sized seven-year-old boy has the perfect antidote to bullies - a blackbelt in kick-boxing. Ethan Owers, from Gravesend, Kent, is believed to be one of the youngest in Britain to have gained a junior first degree blackbelt in the martial art.

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Martial arts expert - aged 7

During a four-hour grading session, he completed a range of exercises including 100 press ups, star jumps, sit ups and squat thrusts at Dartford's Combat Camp UK gym.

His mother, Kelly, 27, said today:

We are really chuffed with him. It was hard work, particularly as he's so young and so small, but he's thrilled at what he's achieved and he just hammered it.

– Kelly Owers, Ethan's mum

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