YOUNG Bromsgrove schoolgirl Abbi Evans-Keeling followed her success in becoming a British champion by impressing one of the most respected masters of tae kwon-do.
The 11-year-old, a pupil at Waseley Hills High School, successfully achieved her second degree black belt at Derby.
It was her toughest grading since beginning the sport aged five as she was put through her paces on all aspects of tae kwon-do and graded singly under the eye of Master Tony Sewell, seventh degree black belt, and three-times undefeated world champion.
Abbi impressed to earn her second degree to add to her successes, most recently winning the Global Tae Kwon-Do International British championship.
Abbi, who trains three or four times a week, is also a junior assistant instructor where she trains at Elite Tae Kwon-Do Academy in Hawkesley Community Centre in Kings Norton.
Instructor Jason Rogers, fourth degree, said: “Congratulations and well done to Abbi. Everyone at Elite TKD Academy is so very proud of her achievements.”