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Stratford Karate champion on hunt to find future stars

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 June 2015

Ross Mathieu (2nd Dan Black belt) is the English Nathional Karate Champion and currently teaches combat fitness classes in Newham and is looking for the next Karate champion to train at Mathieu Karate Academy in Forest Gate

Ross Mathieu (2nd Dan Black belt) is the English Nathional Karate Champion and currently teaches combat fitness classes in Newham and is looking for the next Karate champion to train at Mathieu Karate Academy in Forest Gate

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National Karate Champion Ross Mathieu is looking to coaching after securing his title for the third time in a row last month.

Ross, from Harcourt Road, Stratford, said he got into Karate after being inspired by his dad fighting and coaching him at a young age.

“I have been doing this since I was five when my dad got me into it, as he used to fight when I was little and now he coaches alongside me and has had a 38-year career in Karate, so its always been my passion ever since.”

Other than competing and training for competitions, the 25-year-old also is planning his future in coaching by recently starting his own 
Karate academy – the Mathieu Karate Academy – at Forest Gate 
School.

The high-kicking star will set aside his Thursday evenings to coach at the school alongside his dad from 6pm.

“I am still fighting, as I compete nationally and internationally for England, but I want to do exactly what my dad did for me – finding a future world champion through passing on my knowledge.”

Visit rossmathieu.co.uk to find out more about how to get involved with Karate lessons at Forest Gate School


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