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PizDoff
11/15/2005 11:43pm,
Coimbatore Karate-kid in Guinness book


Coimbatore, Nov 15 A boy from Coimbatore has joined the club of Guinness book record holders by performing martial arts consistently for 24 hours.

After practicing throughout the day, he successfully performed the longest Martial Arts Kata Marathon continuously for 24 hours.

The watch, which never waits for anyone, appeared to be moving too slow for this young lad that day as even the onlookers and spectators started feeling tired. But the determined boy kept on with a zeal and refused to quit.To keep up his morale, spectators kept on applauding for Srikanth every now and then.

With the entry of Srikanth's name in the Guinness book of World records, he has become the first-ever person from India to have got himself registered in the Guinness book for Karate. With his latest achievement the young Karate kid is planning 36 hours as his next target in near future.

Srikanth, the young Karate master, while participating at various school, district, State and national-level competitions, has so far won more than 56 medals. Srikanth and his coach had chosen 30 katas in shitoryu style to perform imaginary fighting in a free form.

Srikanth's coach, Karthik says , "He was just like any other normal child. After joining karate school he practiced rigorously and won various medals at inter-school, national , state level competitions. He participated in the World Karate Championship held at Phillippines where he couldn't win a medal but the defeat made him move forward. By observing his determination and hard work we further groomed him. Now, being a World record holder, he plans to cross the 24 hours level."

Expressing gratitude to his coach, Srikanth says, "My coach helped me a lot. He guided me with more techniques and encouraged me to set the record. By the month of May I started practice in full swing."

Devraj, the technical director of Alan Tilak Karate School, says, " Srikanth has been practicing for past six years. It is the first time we are recording Karate. It's an imaginary fight, you need to practice really hard. It's called an imaginative movement and it is based on Yogas and Sadas. It is an art, not something for a street fight."

Srikanth, started Karate when he was studying in a primary class. He developed a deep interest in this art, which involves defensive and attacking techniques, and then onwards he could never keep himself away from this sport.

Karate means "empty hand". It is an effective means of self-defense, but it is also an intense, full body exercise; a philosophy of life; and for millions of people around the world, an exciting competitive sport.

Karate practice can produce a superb level of total physical fitness. Not only that, but karate teaches mental discipline, emotional self-control, and, most important, how to harness "Ki"(or life's vital force).

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20051116/1611147.htm

What a waste of time.

CanucKyokushin
11/16/2005 12:18am,
With his latest achievement the young Karate kid is planning 36 hours as his next target in near future.



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Lets look at the bright side of all this.If he attemps to do the 36 hour record attempt...... he just might kill himself trying.Then it will finaly be confirmed that Kata's are the deadly.:evil6:

EnaeS
11/23/2005 9:44am,
is this really a world record worthy accomplishment


It's an imaginary fight, you need to practice really hard. It's called an imaginative movement and it is based on Yogas and Sadas.

why do you have to practice really hard for something that's imaginary, if he lost this fight then he just sucks at life and should quit while he's behind