The training was done by Sense Mark Welch, 53, a former student of Frank McKenzie who holds a second degree black belt and who has 25 years experience.
Welch said that this was his most difficult of the four years, because of the discipline issues he had to grapple with.
He stressed that the camp isn’t just about learning karate, but also learning about self, the value of life and the need for discipline and a positive attitude.
Camp participants were ages 5 to 13, and they were divided into two daily sessions: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. They trained on KREM’s rooftop.
Just before receiving their medals Monday morning, the karate camp participants displayed fundamental karate blocks and standing movements, after which they sat down on the flood for meditation.
Each was called to individually receive his or her medal from KREM Radio manager, Ejay Hill.
Hill thanked parents, on behalf of the management of Kremandala, for entrusting the children into the organization’s care as they participated in the summer camp. He also commended those who displayed exemplary discipline and good behavior, and expressed the hope that the camp can continue for its fifth year next year.
The camp was free to participants.
Story courtesy Amandala