Tom is travelling to Azerbaijan today, off to the European Junior Championships. You can read all about it in the Express and Star

And Hickman has now been immortalised in a book about karate published by nine-time world champion and OBE for the sport, Wayne Otto.

Otto has put together the words while Hickman demonstrates the techniques, which the two spent most of the festive period working on.

They were holed up at the Inspire Gym in Brierley Hill with Otto visiting from America and Hickman learned on the job, trainer Paul Campbell explains.