Well done to Year 12 student Jonathan Cowgill who has been selected for the England squad in both national and international Shotokan Karate competitions. Jonathan trains with Sendai Kushiro in Sunderland (he has done so since he was 6), a highly successful club with many national champions having trained there. He achieved his 1st Dan black belt at age 9 and 2nd Dan black belt when he was 12. The England selections take place at the beginning of every year and Jonathan has been selected for the 4th time this year. He was first selected in 2018 and has been selected every year since. Jonathan trains with the England squad throughout the year in Liverpool and competes nationally at various events as well as attending his regular sessions in Sunderland. Well done!