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Athlete Spotlight: Donald Pal Britton Jr.

Posted: August 21, 2012 - 4:45pm  |  Updated: August 21, 2012 - 5:25pm

SPORT: Karate

RANK: Blue belt – sixth kyu

AGE: 11

GRADE: Sixth

SCHOOL: Merriwether Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE KARATE? I want to be able to defend myself if someone attacks me.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN KARATE? Remembering and
pronouncing the terms for the Japanese culture

STANDOUT MOMENT: My placings at my second tournament.

STRENGTHS: My kihon (basics)

IMPROVEMENT GOAL: To earn my black belt and defend myself

WORST INJURY: Being punched in the stomach

TRAINING ROUTINE: Time at class, then training at home with my sister and black belt friend

SPORT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Soccer

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS
IMPORTANT?
To learn lessons and reach goals

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