By Sarah Austin | Posted: Tuesday October 13, 2015
Read the article Aidan has put together about his trip to the Karate Commonwealths in India.
Hello my name is Aidan Batt and part of the amazing Room 7. On the 14th of September I left to travel all the way to India for the 8th Karate Commonwealths. Our New Zealand team competed on the 18th, 19th and 20th September 2015.
While we were over there our New Zealand team spectacularly scored 25 medals, coming 3rd out of 12 countries and beating Australia by 1 medal (YESSS!!!) In India alone over 1 million people do karate! So New Zealand did very well.
Out of the under 14yr - 55 kg Kumite (fighting) division I came 3rd place scoring a bronze medal and 5th place in the Kata (patterns/movement) division.
Indian culture was a massive shock but it amazed everyone in different ways. My favourite part was to see the one and only Taj Mahal.
Here are some pictures that we took over there.