A rising Thurgoona martial arts exponent will become Australia’s youngest competitor at the discipline’s biggest event.
Nine-year-old Jim Golding will contest the World Cup Kyokushin Karate Championships and Children’s China Open.
Kyokushin is Japanese for “the ultimate truth”.
“It helps you with fitness and it’s really fun to do,” the Year Three student said.
It’s a stand-up full contact karate.
“It is amazing, it is huge, we’re so proud of him,” Kyokushin Karate sentai Daniel Wallace said.
“He’s very talented, he’s very strong, he’s strong in his punches and kicks.”
It’s his first overseas trip, so he was quizzed if he was more excited about that or Christmas.
“Probably more excited about the trip,” he said.
The World Cup starts on November 17 in Shanghai, which has a population equivalent to Australia (25 million).
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