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Sue Wharton

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Hello, my name is Sue and I am a student martial artist . I am training in Shukokai karate and Kobudo. I took up martial arts training relatively late in life (45 years) and have been practising now for four and a half years. I achieved shodan in June 2011. Martial arts is a fabulous way to get... Full Bio
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Height: 5’ 3”
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Hello, my name is Sue and I am a student martial artist . I am training in Shukokai karate and Kobudo. I took up martial arts training relatively late in life (45 years) and have been practising now for four and a half years. I achieved shodan in June 2011. Martial arts is a fabulous way to get and stay fit - both physically and mentally and is very suitable for people of all ages. I am certainly much fitter, stronger and more flexible than I was before I started. I consider my blog to be part of my training. It is where I focus my mind and clarify my thoughts about what I have been learning. I am interested in the historical, cultural and spiritual side of martial arts and use my blog to share with you the things I have researched and learnt. I also chronical aspects of my training - sharing the ups and downs of my martial arts training. Who would ever have thought that at my age I would enter martial arts competitions? I didn't but listen: martial arts training gives you great confidence to push your own boundaries and see what you can do. I've so far entered 4 kata competitions and 1 kumite (sparring) competition - I've even managed to bring home a bit of silver. There's life in the old girl yet! Martial arts isn't just about competition though. It can just be about training in a traditional way and at your own pace - learning the skills of the old masters. Oh! and lets not forget - its useful for self-defense too!