Dylan Traves is 17 years old from Leicestershire and along with his brother Aron 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: ' Every bit of support is so important to me and my brother. With all the training and travel required to compete across the country and Europe comes also with the finding the necessary funds for travel and accommodation. A JHMT Inspire Award grant will really help us as we put the finishing touches to our final preparations in readiness to represent England at the world championships in Spain.'
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 2006 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 Oct 2011.
English Championship Titles:
- Individual male kata x2
- Team and pairs kata x2
- Individual Finalist x2
British Championships international Open individual Junior kata finalist 2013 and 2017 and bronze medalist 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Pair kata U16 Champion 2016.
Scottish International Open Junior male champion 2017.
Swedish kata trophy Junior male champion 2017.
Venice Cup International 2016 bronze medalist in 14-15 Junior Kata.
Irish International open 2016 male senior finalist.
Selected for England U21 Kata Squad in April 2017.
Selected to represent England at Junior World Championships in June 2017 for U18 Team kata along with his brother Aron 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.