May 23, 2024

Karate newcomer Gerard Foley is proving that it’s by no means too late to start out, after scooping a sequence of medals this month.

Gerard Foley, a member of the Letterkenny Shotokan Karate Membership and a local of Dublin, began training Karate just a few years in the past.

Starting on the age of 41, Gerard moved up the ranks shortly, incomes an Orange Belt (ninth Kyu), then a Purple Belt (eighth Kyu), and at last a Yellow Belt (seventh Kyu). His subsequent aim is to realize a Inexperienced Belt (sixth Kyu).

Lately, Gerard participated within the GB Worldwide Karate Open in Birmingham. Though he missed his flight, he persevered and went on to win a Bronze medal within the Kata occasion. For individuals who might not know, Kata in martial arts are choreographed patterns of actions or methods that may be practiced individually or with a workforce.

Gerard additionally competed within the Kata occasion at a the Mayo Karate Open Championships final Saturday, the place he received a Silver/Bronze medal.

Gerard retains up his coaching on the Letterkenny Shotokan Karate Membership at Letterkenny Group Centre.

Silver and bronze wins for Gerard Foley at Karate Open Championships was final modified: September twenty first, 2023 by Workers Author