Karate Instructor Teaches Focusing To Dirigo Elementary Students

Karate instructor teaches focusing to Dirigo elementary studentsKayla Provencher, a 2013 graduate of Dirigo High School, brought her skills as a junior black belt champion in karate to an enthusiastic group of youngsters at Dirigo Elementary School last week. It was part of the Cougar Cub Camp after-school program.

Besides the physical discipline crucial to the sport, she said the mental discipline is just as important.

“It helped me in school to focus,” she said just before leading a group of third- through fifth-graders through basic blocks and defense moves Thursday afternoon.