On Saturday 18th January, Raul Carpio taught his final class for OBTKD before his forthcoming move to the USA.
Raul joined OBTKD in 2001 and passed his 1st Dan Black Belt grading in 2004 and his 2nd Dan in 2006. He is one of three Carpios to have achieved black belts with the club alongside both his sons, Victor and Matias. More recently Raul has been the lead instructor for the Saturday morning junior class in Basingstoke and has built a loyal following of committed youngsters. I look forward to taking on this class and building on Raul’s hard work.
On behalf of the club I would like to thank Raul for his contribution to OBTKD and his enthusiastic teaching of the juniors, and wish him and his family all the best for the future.