Student Aidan now the master

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A St Helens teen has become the first pupil at his martial arts club to achieve the rank of sensei.

De La Salle pupil Aidan McCabe, of Newtown, achieved a senior black belt in jujitsu just three weeks after he turned 16.

Here he is pictured receiving his award from his instructor Brian Moore, of St Teresa’s jujitsu club, based on Devon Street.

Aidan’s mother, Angela, said: “Aidan had been a junior instructor since achieving his junior black belt but can now teach others of all ages.

“He wants to continue to assist at St Teresa’s and at the YMCA once he’s finished his GCSEs.”