If Stephen Christie makes a success of his karate career, he can thank to his 13-year-old daughter Katie.
Stephen came to Perth’s Tora Kai club years ago –then left after becoming a brown belt.
However, Katie decided she wanted to try karate and persuaded her dad to come along to the club after several years away.
He did and now both are integral parts of the Tora Kai success story.
Katie attends St John’s Academy in Perth and won the brown belt kata for her age group at the Scottish championships in Paisley’s Lagoon Centre.
She is now going for her black belt.
Clubmate Jake Speed (below) is also making a name for himself.
He has only been a karate exponent for a year but the 12-year-old also had success at the “Scottish” in Paisley.
He won the colour belt individual and pairs kata.
Tora Kai coach Cathy Clifford said: “Jake came to a ‘come and try’ session and has never looked back.
“He is also a proficient cyclist and has really surpassed my expectations with how well he has done in karate.
“He has taken to it like a duck to water and is an exciting prospect for the future.
“In fact, we have a good number of fine prospects at the club and we are delighted at that.”