Emma Ginn

Emma Ginn

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Grade: Shodan 1st Dan Black Belt

Class: Clifton and Stoneclough

My karate journey began back in September 2009. My brother had just started secondary school and decided he wanted to try a sport. He chose karate and i thought, why not! We started learning the Korean form of Soo Bahk Do. I graded to 5th Geup (which is the equivalent to blue belt) but chose to leave as there was only one class I was able to attend. After a bit of research I chose Red Tiger Karate.

I joined RTK in February 2011 and I have never looked back. Karate in general is an excellent sport to get in to, as it has so much to offer; not only in terms of physical fitness but it gives you confidence and discipline. The bonus with RTK is that not only is it a club, it’s a family full of support

I train as much as I can on a weekly basis and I was very lucky that at my first grading with RTK, Sensei Paul graded me straight to green belt. Once I passed my blue belt grading, I was honoured to be asked by Sensei Paul if I would like to train as a Sempai. The answer was ‘yes’ straight away. I started training as a Sempai with Sensei Regan class at the early class on Wednesdays. It is quite a big class but after a few lessons I soon found my feet and also my voice. I grew more relaxed each week and enjoyed it more and more. I passed my assistant course in December 2012 and it was one of the highlights of my karate journey so far. I am now an Instructor teaching my own class every week in Clifton.

I always look forward to training, even when I have a bad day at work I know karate will cheer me up straight away! I As well as training hard towards my next grade, I also enter the tournaments; attend seminars and also the training weekend. I would recommend these events to anyone as not only do you gain a lot from it to develop your karate, your confidence grows and grows. You don’t have to be young to start karate, I started when I was 22 and I have never looked back. Anyone who is considering starting karate should just go for it; you have nothing to lose but so much to gain from it especially at RTK.

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