Eva O’Dwyer, our DHF-supported karate student, has given us another update on her recent competitions and what she has learned this season:
Now that my competing season is over until September, I have decided to update you about my sporting journey…
Recently, I have been to 4 competitions. The first one I went to was in Birmingham, because I had already been to this competition I knew the standard was high and I was determined to win as I had received two silvers as I had said in my last blog. The next weekend I travelled to Leicester this was the BKF British Four Nations and got gold which I was very happy with. Thirdly I went to Rotterdam for the Rotterdam cup and received 2nd place and I am proud because I was in 10+ and I am nine years old. Last but not least, I journeyed to Romania and got bronze I am a bit disappointed but I will work harder in my dojo.
The most important thing that I have learnt from playing sports is that you will not win every time but when you don’t do as well as you expect you can learn and develop your skills but if you just win all the time you will never improve. Even Olympians sometimes lose but that is what will make you better and a fair loser. Being a team player is probably the most important thing about sports
because your teammates are what pulls EKK apart from the other clubs. We have spirit, resilience, determination and pride.
If you are interested in starting a new sport my advice would be to go for it and maybe you will find your hidden talent and don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can or can’t be because that is all up to you. The limit is the sky.