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Weʼre raising £500 to help fund protective equipment for Black Scorpion Karate’s junior tournament squad.

Cape Town, South Africa
9 days to go

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The karate club I train with has decided to start a tournament squad with a view to starting competing in 2019. The majority of students at the club are juniors and they require protective body armour both for training and for competitions. I want to raise as much as possible to provide them with the equipment they will need.

But I’m not just coming cap in hand, there is a catch...

Anyone who knows me well knows that, despite being an avid sea kayaker, snorkeller, a former surfer and one-time sailing instructor I’m petrified of sharks. I shouldn’t have snook into the local cinema as a seven-year-old and watched Jaws. It had a deeply profound effect. I’ve acceepted a challenge to cage dive with the Great White sharks off South Africa’s infamous Dyer Island as part of my 50th birthday celebrations and thought this would be an ideal opportunity to do some good for someone else while overcoming my life-long fear. I can’t let the club down so I will have to climb into that cage, without the added incentive there’s no guarantee I’d even get on the boat (no matter how big it is!).

The trip is funded by ourselves and all money raised will be donated to the Black Scorpion Karate tournament squad. All donations, no matter how large or small, will be gratefully received.

It’s either this or sue Peter Benchley and Steven Speilberg 😂

Thanks for taking the time to read this,

Martin Kershaw

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    • Craig Lyon & Alfie

      Craig Lyon & Alfie

      Dec 14, 2018

      Good luck Martin x


    • Paul Sefton

      Paul Sefton

      Oct 14, 2018


    • Tony Fletcher

      Tony Fletcher

      Oct 1, 2018

      Good luck pal!!


    • Damien Cooley

      Damien Cooley

      Sep 29, 2018

      Good luck Martin. Damien & Greta


    • Gill Tickle

      Gill Tickle

      Aug 24, 2018

      I think you’re crackers because I also remember Jaws and hiding behind a cushion at the scary bits😱 🦈 Good luck xx


    • Sally, Isabelle and Ethan

      Sally, Isabelle and Ethan

      Aug 23, 2018

      Good luck!


    • Martin Wilson

      Martin Wilson

      Aug 18, 2018

      Good Luck, Jamie & Katie


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    Cape Town, South Africa

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