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Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Malti! These Local Kids Brought Back A Whopping 14 Medals From International Karate Competition

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Malta’s karate kids keep making waves abroad, and this week’s impressive news comes from a group of some of the island’s youngest talents.

SKSM Karate School represented Malta at the AKA International Competition which took place over the weekend in Dudley, Birmingham this weekend. Malta brought home 14 medals for the efforts of all nine athletes, headed by Sensei Chris Galea.

The squad arrived in the UK on September 19th, where they joined a training session with their hosts, the Shukokai Karate Club.

They came back with a haul of 14 medals 4 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 bronze.

The athletes Justin Vella, Alexandra Talbot, Shauna Gauci, Erika Gauci, Carla Tabone, Rowan Saliba, Andrea Saliba, Graziella Abela and Nathan Camilleri secured SKSM Karate Malta an overall 3rd place position amongst the 33 participating schools. 

Damn, Malta, don’t nobody wanna be messing with these kids.

Who knew Malta had such a fighting spirit? (Hint: pika is not valid evidence, these kids are.)

The team will be back in the dojo training for upcoming international competitions and the Malta Open Karate & Kobudo Championships 2020 to be held on the 21st and 22nd of March.

For more information on the event, you can contact the group on their Facebook page or website.

Show these children all the praise they deserve for bring back so many victories!

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