My 11 year old (H’Boo) took up karate in February of last year with GKR (a club HonieMummy’s Pop used to be a Sensei with). She attends classes with her Dad every Thursday (formerly Wednesdays) and has enjoyed it ever since she started. It has raised her self-esteem, confidence and I’m glad to say,
has calmed her down (a bit) – after all pre-teen tantrums take a lot of calming, right!
She attented her grading a couple of months ago and this is her receiving her orange belt.
“I did it Mum – I’m a UK Champion now” came the response to my answering the phone.”I got the GOLD“
So what;s next – Black belt kata? Who knows? But HonieMummy is proud whatever her H’Boo does :o)
Just wanted to add to this post that H’Boo did it again – she achieved a GOLD for the Regional Finals yet again, which has boosted her confidence no end. There is talk of re-entering the National Finals again after her next grading and I even heard whispers of entering ‘World classification’ events – you heard it here first!
Check out how to join GKR Karate on their website
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