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Dundee Active Schools in partnership with SPORT KARATE EAST has created yet another British 4 Nations Karate Champion in the City of Discovery.

The first British 4 Nations Karate Champion which this pathway in Dundee created was Matthew Pratt in 2016 and then in 2018 the City of Discovery’s Daisy Hutchisonwas crowned British 4 Nations Karate Champion.Matthew Pratt in 2019, went on to regain his British 4 Nations crown.

Here is a short video of Dundee’s British 4 Nations Karate Champion Daisy Hutchison going through her paces.

SportScotland revealed that KARATE is the fastest growing sport for female participation in the Active Schools and Daisy Hutchison’s story surely provides further evidence if any is required that the vision which SportScotland has of building a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland resonates and they are delivering on that promise.

Spreading Throughout Dundee! – In partnership with Active Schools Dundee, SPORT KARATE EAST is enrolling participants for our satellite karate clubs across the city in designated Primary Schools.

Karate is an expanding sport in Dundee, and we are delighted to be bringing this opportunity to your child’s school. The Active Schools Karate programme will offer children from P1 – P7 the opportunity to take up karate within their school and this programme will become a regular fixture in the school.

Academic Grades – The Sport Karate East lessons may also assist a student with their ability to study, as concentration is definitely improved by Karate training.  Did you know that kids who are physically active attain better academic grades?

Research shows that students who earn mostly “A”s are almost twice as likely to participate in regular physical activity than students who receive mostly “D”s to “F”s. Physical activity can help students focus, improve behaviour and boost positive attitudes and subsequently develops a healthy body and mind.