Last weekend Joe, from Year 5, won third place in the 2013 GTI British Open Tae Kwondo Championship.
The Championship, which took place in Cheltenham, is attended by hundreds of sports men, women and children from across the UK.
Joe’s dad, Simon, said: “Even though Joe was hurt in the 2nd round and lost the round to last year’s gold medallist, he continued on and won the fight for the bronze medal position.”
Joe trains with Mike Beard’s First Defence club in Falmouth. Another testament to his commitment to the sport, Simon continued, came when he found out no one else from his club was able to go to the event – including his instructor.
“This left Joe to choose whether or not to go alone, which he did, and with verve.”