Emma Plumbly - 3rd Dan

Questions and Answers

When did you get your black belt?

December 2010

Who was your first instructor?

Andy Cornish

Why did you start training?

One of my friends finally persuaded me to come along and it just went from there - there was no stopping me!

Who inspires you?

Billy Brennan - if i can achieve half of what he has it would be amazing.

What drives you to keep training?

The fact that there is so much more to learn and the support and encouragement of friends and family helps a great deal.

What other sports do you do/have you done?

I have done loads of other sports including; basketball, football, badminton, horse-riding, hockey and many others.

who do you know who is still training from when you started?

The is no one that started with me that still trains.

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start karate now?

To slick at it because as you learn more you will find that karate becomes a part of your life that you can't live without.

What age did you start karate?

10 years old.

what are your future goals & hopes?

To succeed further in my karate and help others onto the road to success.

How often do you train?

At least 3 times a week.

What challenges have you overcome?

Many, the biggest one being elective mutisum which I had at the start of primary school until year 6 before I left for high school

What is your favourite kick?

Heel kick (but not jump turn heel kick!).

What is your favourite hyung/kata?

I haven’t got a favourite, I enjoy doing any type of kata and learning new ones

What is your favourite fighting move or technique?

Defensive side kick, it’s a great stopping kick with lots of power and it works for me! .

What is you top tip to others?

Just keep going, train hard, don’t give up and you will achieve great things in karate.

What is the best piece of advice you've been given?

Train hard, grade easy – everyone remembers this but it’s a great piece of advice to follow.