Shoujins JJ Francis takes the podium at the WKF youth cup in Croatia.

NSKs James (JJ) Francis made the trip to Croatia for what has become arguably the most prestigious competition of the year. The World Karate Federations youth cup. 

Each year to world's top instructors showcase their coaching abilities to the cream of the world's young karate talent, who then compete for podium places at the youth cup. 

It was 15 year old 

JJs first trip he certainly took the hard route to a medal place taking 3rd via repercharge.  

It's an amazing achievement and from all at Shoujin we are extremely proud. Well done JJ. (Here pictured with dad and Shoujin instructor James Francis Snr)