Chennai: Nine-year-old Srivishakan and Sriharini, hailing from Karaikal have created a world record in Karate by becoming the youngest to win two black belts in Karate and winning more than 200 medals in the martial arts. They were honoured with an honorary doctorate from the International Tamil University recently, here.
Having learnt a variety of martial arts like Karate, Silambam, Yoga, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, at VRS Martial Academy from Mahakuru VRS. Kumar, from the age of three the duo has won more than 200 medals in Karate including two black belts which is a world record. They were awarded Will Medal of World Records and Will Medal Kids Records.
Their achievement made its entry into Universal Achievers Book of Records and Future Kalam Book of Records.
To commemorate their achievement, their school, Good Sheperd English School, recently came up with a book, which was released by the Governor of Pondicherry, Kiran Bedi. The duo’s master, VRS Kumar was also honoured with the doctorate for his service to the martial art as a teacher for the past 25 years.