Mr Fouabi’s Friday after school Karate club – St Bon’s Wadoryu – that’s roughly translated as ‘the way of peace’, participated in their first tournament yesterday, May 13, at Featherstone High School in Southall, and came away positively clanking with all the medals they won.
From the 27 fighters registered we obtained 8 medals.
The categories were Karate, Kata, Jiu jitsu and MMA each giving 3 medals (gold ,silver and bronze.)
We won in Kata, Karate and Jiu Jitsu but unfortunately our youngest champion, Julian, could not get to the finals as he got hurt. He was nonetheless given the “Best Warrior Spirit” for discipline, respect, showmanship and high technique. He was really grateful and said: “I listened to everything my coach said and just applied it!”
Mr Fouabi trained with Sensei Kipre Allou of the ASBL Woluwe Wadoryu. He also learned the basics of different martial arts including African wrestling. He has a second degree black belt in Wadoryu and has more than 20 years of martial arts experience.