I started karate as a 10 year old boy, I can’t really remember much but I was always very eager as my Dad was involved in karate and unfortunately he wasn’t able to become what he wanted and I was grateful I had the chance to become what I want.
I also had a lot of support from my Sensei (Renshi Kidby) and established a good relationship quickly. Going to class was made enjoyable because of this and I felt my karate started to come on.
My first grading wasn’t really that intense and I remember just doing techniques and not knowing why I was doing them, but as I started to progress they started to get harder and also slowly the pressure stared to increase, however I enjoyed gradings as I was eager to progress and develop.
I believe in working hard - ‘Hitotsu! Doryoku No Seishin O Yashinau Koto!’ - and throughout my karate I have tried my best to uphold this. I never gave up during my time in karate and feel like it’s all worth it in the end and the extra effort is what really creates a sense of achievement.