Many people seem to think that Karate is just a “kid thing.” That statement could not be further from the truth. Kim Gupton, the owner and a teacher at Midnight Blue Martial Arts, sat down with Kevin Bullock of WIZS to give you the breakdown.
Gupton said, “Many people think that Karate is just something for their kids to do, and they just watch. I have a parent or two that wants to get on the mat every once in a while, but that’s rare.” Karate was actually invented by adults, for adults.
Gupton also said, “People think that their child is going to get hurt doing karate; not here. We have had less than five people get hurt since we started, and that wasn’t because they did something wrong on the mat.”
Midnight Blue Martial Arts also does cheerleading from September until April, but the Karate lessons and training are year-round.
The process of going from a white belt to a black belt takes about four years. Gupton said, “It’s a four year college for kids and adults.”
When Gupton was asked why she decided to take up Karate, she said, “It gives confidence. I’ve never been in a situation where I was intimidated, because I knew I had this in my back pocket.”
To learn more about Midnight Blue Martial Arts call Kim at 252-438-8896 or visit them on Facebook.