Ashington Karate Club Member Profile

Evie Ackroyd, 1st Dan


How old are you?

15

How old were you when you started Karate?

11

What is your current grade?

1st Dan Black Belt

How long have you trained at Ashington Karate Club?

Just over 4 years.

What inspired you to start karate?

My mam used to train with Sensei Jill and Ian, and thought it would be a good idea to start back up.

How many hours per week do you train both in and out of the dojo?

3 sessions a week.

What is your order of preference Kihon/Kata/Kumite?

Kata/Kumite/Kihon

What is your favourite Kata?

Enpi

What is your favourite kumite technique?

Kuri-tsuke

Who is your favourite competitor past or present?

John James Bruce

What are your best competition results?

1st - Girls Brown Belt Kata, KUGB National Youth Championships 2017,
2nd - Children's Brown Belt Kata, KUGB Northern Region Championships 2017,
3rd - Children's Brown Belt Kata, Sunderland Karate Championships 2017,
1st - Children's Novice-4th Kyu Kata, KUGB Northern Region Championships 2015

What is your best karate moment?

Passing my 1st Dan and placing 1st in the KUGB National Youths.

Do you have a goal in karate?

To continue to compete and grade.

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