'The Kata Kid' Devon - Team USA Karate
Twelve year-old Devon Brown aka "The Kata Kid" has a rare opportunity of a lifetime: he has been selected to be a part of Team USA and compete at the Jr World Championships in Melbourne Australia in May 2013.
Not only did Devon get the honor of carrying the American Flag in during Opening Ceremonies, he also got to hold it on the podium...twice. That's right -
DEVON IS A WORLD CHAMPION!!
Bringing home Gold in Kata and Bronze in Kumite (Sparring), he did amazing!! Not only that, but he was also selected to be Team USA's Goodwill Ambassador and fight with the New Zealand team during Team Kumite. They lost an athlete & would have otherwise had to forfeit. He slid in, fought hard, and won his match for their country! We are so proud!!
Now, on to Nationals to represent the team again!! Thank you all for your continued support!!
Devon had a great night of training last night. He was extremely dedicated & worked so hard!! A special thank you to Sensei Dave for working so diligently with him!! Arigato Sensei!!!