Ayushi Sharma, 1st Dan
- Former Member of National Higashi Kata A Squad
- 2005 Carlow National & International Gold Medalist
Ayushi started learning Shotokan Karate at the age of eight in 1997. Upon achieving her 1st Kyu Brown Belt, she decided to switch to Wado Ryu Karate to add a different flavour to her training. She finds that her new style imposes its own challenges to her mental and physical abilities and helps improve patience and concentration. In the July 2004 kata course in Forest Gate, Ayushi was promoted to the Kata A Squad and went on to represent Higashi all around the world. In 2005 she was awarded her Karate Black Belt. In 2005, Ayushi was called upon to represent Higashi again at the Carlow National & International Championships held in Ireland. Ayushi won the gold. Ayushi is now studying for her undergraduate degree at Cambridge University, no doubt benefitting from the discipline and high achievement she has found in Karate.