Aron is 15 years old from Measham in Leicestershire and along with his brother Dylan has been selected by the English Karate Federation to represent England at the Junior World Karate Championships in Tenerife, Spain in October 2017.
Aron will be competing in the Male Cadets 14-15 years individual kata event. Dylan will be competing in the team kata event along with Aron. Both are members of the *Measham Karate Club.
Aron said: ' A JHMT Inspire Award grant would be a fantastic boost towards helping me and my brother to train and compete together and reach our ambition to represent our country at the
highest level in karate.It would allow me to focus on my pre-training in readiness for my debut World Championships representing England . Every bit of support is so important to us. With karate being a minority sport we receive no funding to cover the £1,500 required each for travel and accommodation.
Coach Rob Traves said: ' Aron along with Dylan and Anthony Sempebwa have been training hard over the years and their dedication, determination and perseverance is a fantastic example to all the students at the club.'
Measham Karate Club is affiliated to the England Karate Federation and has around 650 members, aged between 6 and 50, and train three evenings a week - http://www.meashamkarateclub.co.uk/
Started training in Karate Jan 2008 aged 5 and is a member of Measham Karate Club which is part of Shindo-Kai Karate Association which is Affiliated to the English Karate Federation.
Passed 1st Dan Black Belt in April 2013.
English Championship Titles:
- Individual Male Cadets Kata Champion 2016
- Silver Male Cadets individual kata medalist 2017
- Senior Male team Kata finalists.
- Pair U16 kata Champion 2013
- Team U16 kata champion in 201
- Won British under 10 Individual Kata Champion 2012
- Pair kata U16 Champion 2016.
Venice Cup International 2016 bronze medalist in 14-15 Cadets Kata.
Irish International 2017 Silver Medalist in Cadets kata.
Selected for England Kata Squad in April 2017.
Selected to represent England at Junior World Championships in June 2017 in both Individual Cadets kata and U18 team kata with his brother Dylan Traves.
Ambition is represent England and medal in both team kata and individual kata for both U21 and Senior European and World Championships and also to represent Great Britain in a future olympics for karate.