EVESHAM Martial Arts head instructor Ben England is feeling on top of the world after winning double gold at the World Kickboxing Championships.
The 4th Degree black belt, who owns and runs Evesham Martial Arts academy above Amber Café in High Street, Evesham, recently returned from the World Kickboxing Union (WKU) World Championships in Albir, Spain, with two gold medals to his name.
The achievement was made all the more special due to this being his ninth attempt at winning a World Championship gold medal.
After winning gold in his individual lightweight kickboxing division, he was then selected by the England head coach to represent his country in the five-man team event in which they beat Germany in the final.
An elated England said: “When my arm was raised in the final it was an unbelievable feeling.
“After 20 years of martial arts and nine attempts at winning a World Championship it was an amazing feeling to have all the years of hard work and sacrifice pay off.
“My new aim is to inspire the next generation of martial arts athletes to step up and win gold medals on the international stage.
“We’ve already produced medal winners at World Championships and I can’t wait to train more.”
Evesham Martial Arts has classes for all ages and abilities, starting at four years old, and includes Tae Kwon-Do, kickboxing and ladies only classes.
For more information www.eveshammartialarts.co.uk or call Ben England on 07585 664286.