Girls get a kick out of self confidence

WHETHER it's full-contact fighting or the ability to break boards with their bare hands, Hallie Canning and Mary Vella, both 10, say their love for martial arts also gives them a sense of purpose and focus. Hallie earned her junior black belt in taekwondo at nine, making her the youngest female to do so in United Taekwondo nationally, and Mary has won gold in her first kyokushin karate competition where she fought full contact.

from Karate News


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