Kaleb Gautreau of the Shediac IKD has been named the November 2013 Maritime IKD Student of the Month.
Ten year old, Kaleb currently holds the rank of 2nd Kyu.
He was drawn to karate by a fascination with the martial arts. He started training in 2011 and has already won a Canadian Championship.
In 2013, Kaleb competed at the Maritime IKD Championship and IKD Canada Cup. He would win the following medals:
Maritime IKD Championships:
- Youth Kata – 9-12 Green-Purple Belt – 2nd Place
- Youth Team Kata – Coloured Belts – 1st Place
IKD Canada Cup:
- Male Youth 9-11 Kata – 3rd Place
- Male Youth 9-11 Kumite – 1st Place
- Male Youth 8-13 Team Kata – 3rd Place
Kaleb was very excited to win the Canadian Championship for 9-11 year old youth. He considers that to be his most memorable moment in karate but at the age of 10, he has many moments to come.