Charles packs a punch to take second place

Charles Hoare
Charles Hoare

Eleven year old Charles Hoare from Ocklynge Junior School landed second place in the 2012 British Karate Kyokunshinkai (BKK) National Kata Tournament.

Kata is a sequence of blocks, kicks and punches from one or more stances, involving movement forward, backward and to the sides.

The BKK kata competition was organised into three rounds where contestants are judged according to their technique, skill and performance.

Charles’ outstanding performance of higher forms of kata in his category (4th & 3rd Kyu) secured him and his team second place in the competition.