Cairns boy Kaleb Battle-Bridges to become Australia's fifth qualified Little Ninja
KALEB Battle-Bridges, 6, can throw a mean foam ninja star.
Kaleb, from Cairns, will become Australia’s fifth qualified Little Ninja, when he receives his junior-level black belt in ninjitsu tomorrow.
The St Therese’s year 1 student has been training five days a week for the past two years to reach the achievement.
Ninjitsu combines the aspects of several martial arts into the one discipline.
It includes grappling, throwing, rolling, kicking, punching, meditation and weapons training.
Young ninjas are trained to throw foam ninja stars, and fight with lightweight aluminium swords.
Kaleb said he especially enjoyed the weapons part of his ninja training.
His sensei Ron Day, who is one of the highest ranked instructors in Australia, said he was impressed with the young ninja’s progress and his sense of discipline.
Kaleb’s mother Priscilla said her son was a keen student.
"I never have to force him to go to training," she said.
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Big effort: Kaleb Battle-Bridges, 6, will receive his junior-level black belt tomorrow. Picture: MARC McCORMACK