Belting achievement for Blackpool karate girl Jessica

Young martial artist Jessica Jennings has a superb achievement under her belt.

By Andy Moore
Sunday, 8th May 2022, 11:47 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2022, 10:59 pm

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The Kirkham Grammar School pupil has received her karate black belt First Dan at the age of 13.

Jessica achieved the accolade with the First Dojo club on Dover Road, Blackpool, where her Sensei is Jamie Edmonds.

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Black belt First Dan Jessica Jennings at First Dojo with Sensei Jamie Edmonds and Sensei Adrian Heeks

In the year before the pandemic, Jessica won two bronze medals at the World Championships in Slovakia and a silver at the European Championships in Denmark.

And at the GB Open Championships, the South Shore ace won a Kumite gold and two silver medals

Grandmother Sue Windridge said: “I'm so proud of Jessica to achieve this grade at such a young age. And thanks to her Sensei for helping young, local talent.”

Jessica is pictured with Sensei Jamie Edmonds and Sensei Adrian Heeks at First Dojo.