The Independent London Newspaper
20th January 2017

Martial arts

    Fighting fit! Karate kids on 2017 medal hunt trail

    Brothers Liam, 11, Luan, 12, & Luca, 9, with medals won at October’s UK Brazilia

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    by STEVE BARNETT

    THERE’S no doubting 2017 is going to be a big hit for karate brothers Luan, Liam and Luca Veras. 

    Tayla O'Brien wins bronze medal in Paris

    Tayla O’Brien, shows off her bronze medal, pictured with Veras Karate Academy Se

    Tayla O’Brien, shows off her bronze medal, pictured with Veras Karate Academy Sensei Raphael Veras at the tournament in France

    Published: 10 November, 2016

    Brothers aim for Olympic karate gold

    The Veras family
    The Veras clan: above, Raphael and Patricia, Luca, nine, Liam, 11, and Luan 12; below: pictured with other members of the Veras Karate Academy at the Ringcross Community Centre in Holloway, their training base

    Shaolin: It’s a knowledge, it’s a master key

    You learn a philosophy: Shifu Shi Yanzi brings the way of Shaolin

    You learn a philosophy: Shifu Shi Yanzi brings the way of Shaolin

    Published: 14 July, 2016
    by STEVE BARNETT

    Camden Town taekwondo fighters strike gold at English Open

    Taekwondo Club’s martial artists

    Taekwondo Club’s martial artists (back row from left): Seth Osher, Jiyun Sung, Zain Ahmed and Camille Paleni; and (front row) Chaim Osher, Giacomo Sotti, Cecilia Astor, Zoja Wojcik and Noah Faruque

    Published: 10 June, 2016
    by CHARLIE CORBETT

    Fighting family: Mum joins karate kids’ trophy haul

    Fighting family

    Published: 7 April, 2016

    SNAPPING up international karate medals is just a family affair for the Veras clan. 

    Karate kids grab mighty medal haul

    Kata kids: victory smiles from fighters of the Veras Academy

    Kata kids: victory smiles from fighters of the Veras Academy

    Published: 28 January, 2016
    by STEVE BARNETT

    Striking success: Brothers’ Belgium karate haul

    Brothers Luca, Liam and Luan show off their trophy haul

    Brothers Luca, Liam and Luan show off their trophy haul with proud dad Sensei Raphael Veras

    Published: 26 November, 2015
    by STEVE BARNETT

    Karate kid Demie gets England call

    Sensei Raphael Veras with star Demie Holand

    Sensei Raphael Veras with star Demie Holand  

    Published: 19 November, 2015
    by STEVE BARNETT

    Karate kids East Yorks medal haul

    Martial arts masters in the making

    Martial arts masters in the making: (back row from left) Lulu Brown, Sensei Raphael Veras, Luan Veras, Patricia Perote; and (front row from left) Liam Veras, Dylan Gibson, Jack Gentili, Makhae Rose

    Fighting-fit martial artists

    Taekwondo champions

    Taekwondo champions: Tevfik Durakli, Rohan Murray-Carrington, Jimmy O’Neill, Zubair Sohek, Sapphire Blue, Sahil Khan, Abrahym Lettan, Kane O’Neill, Doulton Jarvis, Teddy Field, Sara-Lee