Nine-year-old karate champion

Eleisha Jane Mitchinson from Sunderland is not even ten-years-old and she is already a karate champion. She has just won three gold medals and a bronze at the English Karate Federation National Championships.

Eleisha Jane Mitchinson
Eleisha Jane Mitchinson and friends Credit: Dokan Karate club Sunderland

Eleisha's father runs karate clubs in Sunderland and Tyneside. In the Sheffield competition, Eleisha won an individual gold and two team golds with her eight & nine-year-old friends. She also won a team bronze.

Eleisha Jane Mitchinson
Eleisha Jane Mitchinson Credit: Dokan Karate club Sunderland
Eleisha Jane Mitchinson
Eleisha Jane Mitchinson Credit: Dokan Karate club Sunderland

The club won six golds which is more than any other club.

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Girl, nine, is karate champ

Eleisha Jane Mitchinson from Sunderland is not even ten years old and she is already a karate champion.