Karate kids enjoy training camp

The youngsters who took part in the karate camp.
The youngsters who took part in the karate camp.
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YOUNGSTERS from across the area have been taking part in a three-day summer camp at the Dojo in Dowies Gym, Leven.

The camp was run by Bert Ford, who is a black belt sixth dan of the Tei Karate Association, and was sponsored by Anton and Michelle Putka, owner of Dowies, plus local business man Don Paterson, owner of Kingdom Carpets in Methil.

Don has always had an interest in the local martial arts scene and was Bert Ford’s first instructor 39 years ago.

He has also competed at national level and continues to support Bert in his development of local talent, as do Anton and Michelle who, along with their children, are also practising karate at the Dojo.

The camp consisted of karate games based on team work and developing individual skills.

On completion of the camp, children were awarded their certificates from Don, along with special achievement badges.

Anton and Don commented that this type of class was great for young people, in giving them skills they could develop into adulthood and become responsible citizens.

Karate sessions for children and adults are held at the Dojo in Dowies Gym on Monday and Friday evenings.