Published On: Thu, Mar 13th, 2014 on 1:50 pm

Bradford’s karate kid says “bring it on” ahead of competition in Japan

Bradford Karate Kid

Karate kid Kisler has over 50 medals in his collection

Bradford Karate Kid

(l-r) Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Khadim Hussain, Kisler Junior Flores, and sensai James Barker

Bradford Karate Kid

Kisler with the Lord Mayor of Bradford and family

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Bradford’s very own karate kid is looking forward to taking part in an international karate competition in Japan which he has been selected to take part in.

Aged just twelve years of age, Kisler Junior Flores from Allerton has been selected to represent Great Britain on the 26 and 27 July this year.

He was invited to Bradford’s City Hall yesterday ahead of his training in Liverpool with the GB Squad along with his supporting family and sensai James Barker.

Sheila Mae Flores, Kisler’s mother, told the Yorkshire Standard: “We’re really proud of Kisler and very happy as well. It’s what we always wanted and we’re really thankful to family and friends who have supported him.

“He goes to practice around two to three times a week. He’s been a great achiever at school as well.”

Karate enthusiast Kisler has over 50 medals, ranging from gold to silver, and a selection of trophies.

One of his memorable highlights was two years ago, when one of his opponents, much taller than him in size, overestimated him and went out of the ring twice once Kisler began fighting back.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Khadim Hussain, said: “I was delighted to hear that Kisler’s hard work had paid off and I wanted to help celebrate his selection for this major competition. I wish him the best of luck in Japan. His family must be so proud of his achievements.”

Kisler’s parents are currently raising funds to enable Kisler to compete and represent his country at the competition.

Anyone who wants to help them can donate via Paypal at

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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