On Sunday October 15th, I took part in the Irish Open Karate Championships in Dublin.  There were people there from London, Germany, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.  Amy Dennis helped me to train for the competition.  The atmosphere was very quiet until I finished my Kata.  I wasn’t nervous because I felt like I had done it a million times before.  When they called out my name I was a little surprised and also very happy.  I won a Gold Medal for my Kata.  I didn’t really understand what it meant.  My Mam on the other hand was crying a full river!  There were a lot of people clapping.  I think Karate is a very good sport and a lot of people should do it.

– Calum, 5A