Ashington Karate Club Member Profile

Louis Parsons, 1st Dan


How old are you?

16

How old were you when you started Karate?

I was 12 years old.

What is your current grade?

1st Dan Black Belt

How long have you trained at Ashington Karate Club?

4 years.

What inspired you to start karate?

I've always had an interest in martial arts and my friend Luke suggested I try it with him.

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

I train 3 hours per week in the dojo. I'm always practicing at home, maybe 7-10 hours per week.

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

Kihon/Kumite/Kata

What is your favourite Kata?

Empi

What is your favourite kumite technique?

Mae Geri

Who is your favourite competitor past or present?

Frank Brennan

What are your best competition results?

Team Kata 4th Kyu and Below runner up, Seahouses Karate Championships 2013

What is your best karate moment?

Achieving my black belt.

Do you have a goal in karate?

To continue training and be the best that I can be and to train in the birth place of karate in the traditional ways.

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