Meet Charlie, the Karate Monkey!Â Charlie is a chimpanzee who knows how to kick and perform karate routines, the owner thought him the karate moves.
Charlie was 15 months old when the Presti’s acquired this little ball of energy, but they both vowed if they were to bring this ape into their home they would care for him throughout the duration of his life. Most of Charlie’s days are occupied with Carmen. Carmen brings him to the Karate Studio while he works out. After spending time with Carmen at the studio, Charlie began to pick up some karate techniques. From there it blossomed into kicking and punching, practicing on a red focus pad. Carmen began to teach Charlie Karate, it became his daily activity. After a couple of years, Charlie progressed in the sport and started touring the karate circuit. Every karate studio Charlie visited and every tournament he attended, the black belts treated him with such respect, not just as a black belt, but as an individual. [excerpt from Charlieâ€™s website]