The Fenix Karate School aims to use sport to promote the social development of children & teenagers in Borba. In addition to practicing Karate, the athletes also participate in workshops that discuss the importance of education in shaping the moral character of an individual. "Despite being a sport that requires contact, agility and strength, Karate is a body defence technique that does not preach violence, but mental balance," said Alciléia de Almeida, the President of Fenix Karate.
With support from Celestial Green Ventures through the Trocano Araretama Project, Susan da Silva, the vice president of Fenix Karate, believes they have the potential to create world champions. "Although we live in a rural area of the Amazonas State, our expectations for the future are high. We have a qualified instructor, and high-level athletes, but unfortunately we only have the financial support of the Municipality to help with transporting our athletes to championships.
It is our dream to have a proper structure and equipment for the development of this art. Ciaran Kelly and all the team at Celestial Green Ventures are helping us make this dream come true "she said.
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