Tiny Tigers give Abingdon karate club roar of approval

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KARATE kids have been testing out their martial arts moves in Abingdon.

The two- to six-year-old Tiny Tigers Karate students are taught discipline and co-ordination as well as karate.

Harry Waller, six, and his four-year-old sister Grace from Marcham started karate at the club in September.

Harry said he enjoyed doing karate.

He said: “I like it, especially the rolls and press-ups. I find them easy.”

His mum Laura said: “Starting karate brought Harry out of his shell a lot. I have seen a massive difference in both their personalities since they started.

“They are a lot more confident and self-assured. It has done wonders for their development.”

Tiny Tigers launched sessions in Wallingford and Didcot in November on the back of the club’s popularity.

It is part of Can Do Martial Arts based at The Abingdon Dojo in Audlett Drive.

Club co-ordinator Theresa Quinn said: “It is about all the life skills.

“We run a listen and learn session too.

“The kids really enjoy it but it is not just about karate kicks.”

Free taster sessions are being run on Saturday from 9am until 11am at Didcot’s Willowbrook Leisure Centre and in Wallingford from 12.30pm until 2.30pm at The Body Training Studio in High Street.

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