BUSY sporting all-rounder Ibrahim Janjua is steeling himself for more competitive kickboxing action in the next few months.

The youngster has already won gold and silver at the Lordswood Combat Tri Series in Birmingham, and added a World Martial Arts Organisation (WMO) European Championships silver medal to his collection.

He went on to strike gold twice more in the G-Force Open International Martial Arts Series

The six-year-old, known as Ibby, brought home a one-two-three of medals from the recent Midland Open Championships in Dudley. With a gold medal in the 6-8s' under-25 category ring matches and second place on the mat, Ibby then stepped up to the 12-and-under category, collecting bronze in the mat competition.

And his gold run continued at the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission's ippon tournament with a first and a second place in the u6 category.

His achievements – presented for his exploits in the kickboxing arena, on the cricket field and athletics events and even in dance events – have seen him collect last month's Bury Sports Achiever of the Year, a prize that sent him through to the Greater Manchester regional awards to be held later this month.

Ibby is a member of Breightmet-based North West Warriors and despite his tender years is focusing on one day becoming a world champion.

Ibby is looking forward to his next steps in achieving that goal with competitions up and down the country, including world championship qualifiers.