Student gains recognition from leading kickboxing authority

16 February 2016
A talented student from Central Sussex College’s Sixth Form Haywards Heath, was awarded a golden plaque for outstanding achievement by the World Association of Kickboxing Organisation (WAKO) during a prize ceremony on Saturday 23 January.

Seventeen year-old, Adam Parker, from Crawley, received the prestigious accolade after taking home medals at all of the 5 WAKO tournaments he attended in the past year.

The award follows the Performing Arts and Creative Media Production student’s stunning performance at the 2015 WAKO European Championships back in August, where he secured gold for ‘Extreme Weapon Forms’ and bronze for ‘Extreme Open Hand Forms’.

Adam, who has won more than 30 world, European and British titles, is currently preparing for this year’s British WAKO Championship where he hopes to secure his third consecutive British champion title. If successful, Adam will automatically qualify for the Junior and Adult WAKO World Championships later this year.

Speaking on his outstanding achievement, Adam said “I had an amazing time. WAKO is regarded as the top kickboxing organisation in the UK and Europe and I didn’t expect to win. Being recognised has really boosted my confidence and self-esteem and I’m looking forward to competing in the British Championship.”