Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kata Tournament

The kids took part in a Kata tournament against another Dojo in the north of the city. It's a pretty friendly (but serious!) affair. For the uninitiated a kata tournament is non-contact, but competitors go through a series of routines against another participant. It makes it interesting as bigger/stronger competitors don't always win if their younger rival has perfected and timed their punches and kicks more appropriately.

Both Audrey and Eli did ever so well. It's the second tournament of this type that they've entered (they now have 'orange senior' belts) and they look forward to it ever so much - their competitive nature is never more evident. Audrey only just missed out on a position but Eli came away with a very creditable third place in his category.

Eli with his winning ribbon

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