Alton Brown of Jamaica is putting his Karate skills to the service of those who need them the most: disadvantaged girls in India. It is another example of #KarateValues.
In WKF’s series #KarateValues, we review Karate individuals or organisations who are making the most of the many values of our sport; personalities who are using Karate to make a better world. First-class karateka Alton Brown of Jamaica is taking #KarateValues to a whole new level as he commits to becoming an ambassador for a project to teach girls from challenging backgrounds in India the benefits of Karate.
“These girls are really vulnerable. When families cannot afford to feed and educate them, they’re at risk of abuse and homelessness. Prospects for poor girls are limited: early motherhood; arranged marriage; domestic chains; or, for many, the underworld of the child sex trade and drug trafficking that haunts Varanasi. Karate really empowers them and widens their horizons. It also helps rebuild physical and mental confidence for those who have suffered in the past” said the 36-year-old athlete who is currently ranked in the 27th position in WKF World ranking in the category of Male Kumite -75kg.