Hannah a karate inspiration

Hannah Chamberlain with stepfather Rob Woodcock.        d463011
Hannah Chamberlain with stepfather Rob Woodcock.        d463011

THE bond between a Beeliar nine-year-old and her step dad is driving the pair to achieve great things in karate.

Hannah Chamberlain recently earned a Kyu 1 brown belt from the Williams Family Karate Academy, which is one below a black belt.

Her success has inspired stepdad Rob Woodcock to follow his own journey in the martial art.

He has recently begun mentoring a number of classes and is preparing for his black belt grading in Japan later this year.

While he was exposed to karate in his teens, it was taking Hannah to her classes that reinvigorated his interest.

“Hannah inspires me each and every time she trains because she gives her all,” he said.