Duo earn their black belts

PUBLISHED: 10:39 15 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 May 2010

Sam Evans.

Sam Evans.

WESTON Karate Club held another gradings day where exams are held every three months for students to demonstrate, under strict exam conditions, how they have improved and what they have learned.

Lara Stenner.

WESTON Karate Club held another gradings day where exams are held every three months for students to demonstrate, under strict exam conditions, how they have improved and what they have learned.Each belt level has different criteria that have to be fulfilled to progress to the next belt.There were 67 students present, with all age groups from seven years and up taking part.The examination panel consisted of the club's three instructors, Kevin fourth Dan, Shaun second Dan and Steve second Dan, assisted by the club secretary Michelle, first Dan.It was also a special day for Lara Stenner and Sam Evans. At a separate grading they attempted to achieve the grade of 1st Dan (Black Belt). Both had been training regularly for years and demonstrated excellent attitude, effort, control and technique. It was a unanimous decision by the panel to award both Lara and Sam their Black Belts.Karate is an excellent disciplined activity for anyone to take up, especially children lacking in confidence and co-ordination. Many of our students' parents have applauded the almost visible improvements in their children. The club's high standards have been maintained for over 20 years in Weston. New classes for beginners are starting on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Anyone who has previously trained in martial arts and would like to get back into training, the club offer support.For details, contact Michelle on 01934 514048 or visit www. westonkarateclub.co.uk They look forward to enquiries.

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