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Black belt achievements

Kim Hancy (nee Rauputu) has recently received her black belt in jiu jitsu.
The daughter of Tuke and Lynne Rauputu lives in Hamilton with husband Charlie.

The couple travelled to Argentina where their type of jiu jitsu originated, and stayed with the master.

Charlie received his black belt last year in Auckland, and Kim at the same club a few weeks ago. She had been learning for about 10 years.

Kim and Charlie now tutor the children’s groups at a gym in Hamilton.

Birdtalk Magazine Aug/Sept 2023