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Karate kids set to break world record in Stourport
7:50am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
KARATE kids will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most people performing Kata together in Stourport.
Young Gloves Karate will be attempting to break the record at Stourport Sports Club on Sunday, October 20, and are appealing for former members to take part.
Kata is a choreographed pattern of Karate movements and the current record is held in Japan by 82 people.
Wendy Watkins, whose children and husband are members of Young Gloves, said: “About three times a year the club do grades when members try and get the next belt.
“At the last grading, we’d got about 120 people performing Kata together and somebody filmed it and joked ‘wouldn’t it be good if we could break the record.’ “We couldn’t believe it was only 82 people. We can smash that absolutely no problem.”
Justin Thomas, senior sensei, will be leading the group who hope to raise money for the Worcestershire Deaf Children's Society.
The charity was chosen as a young member of the group has hearing difficulties.
The attempt will be made at 2pm and spectators are asked to give donations to the society. The group also hold a competition each December and this year, hope to add to their funds for their chosen charity.
Worcestershire Deaf Children’s Society is a group for the families of deaf and hard of hearing children in the county. They provide activities for children ages two to 16.
Past members can email email@example.com to get involved.
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