Apr 24, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Karate Prodigy Preparing to Represent Guyana
Marian Academy Student, 8 year-old Hannah Maria Farinha who succeeded in an impressive way in her last grading examinations at the end of March of this year, which led to her being awarded a Shodan ranking (First Degree Black Belt), has now been selected to represent Guyana at the upcoming Caribbean Karate Championships scheduled to be held in Bridgetown, Barbados from July 11-14, 2013.
Petite Hannah, who is a Primary One Student, and who began practicing the martial art at the tender age of just five years-old as a club activity at the school, and who is also a student of The Guyana Karate College, is now training both at the school and also at the main Dojo of the Guyana Karate College which is located at the Malteenoes Sports Clubs in Thomas Lands, in preparation for the Caribbean tournament.
Hannah, the youngest of four siblings, is a high performing ‘A’ student at the Marian Academy, and is considerably involved in Church activities, at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.
Like many other eight year olds Hannah loves fast foods, but her real passion is for pasta dishes including Spaghetti and Meatballs, Macaroni and Cheese and Lasagna.
Among her other likes are playing the piano, reading profusely and watching television with her favourite show being ‘Kickin’ It’ the Disney XD martial arts inspired comedy television series.
As young Hannah prepares to go up against top competitors from around the Caribbean region in her division, she continues to demonstrate considerable focus, discipline and enthusiasm much to the satisfaction of her instructors, who consider her a very gifted athlete with tremendous potential to maintain Guyana’s excellent record in Karate.
The Guyana Karate College placed second at the World Karate Tournament that was held in Toronto, Canada last year, a most prestigious achievement.
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