Four of Navasota’s KickStart Kids just competed at the 40th annual Battle of Texas Karate Championships during Mardi Gras Weekend at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, and Master Ben Mendez says they all came back with medals. And that’s a great outcome, considering they were competiting against more than 500 other students from Texas and Louisiana.
This is Mendez’ eighth year as Navasota’s KickStart Kids instructor and there doesn’t seem to have been a competition since then that our local kids have gone to that they haven’t come back winners. What’s his secret? He says it’s really quite simple.
He says he gives them a goal, then the tools they need to reach it, and they do.