Three Weston students reach black belt standard

PUBLISHED: 10:25 25 June 2007 | UPDATED: 11:12 24 May 2010

WESTON Karate Club has just held their second colour belt junior grading of this year. Students that took part ranged from seven to 15 years

WESTON Karate Club has just held their second colour belt junior grading of this year. Students that took part ranged from seven to 15 years. The grading was held, unfortunately on one of the hottest days this year, but it was ideal for the club barbeque afterwards.The club also recently held a high grade course at which several students attempted to attain the level of black belt. After the three hour training session-grading there were three successful students, Liam Palfrey, Georgie Spears and Chris Lillie who attained First Dan black belt.The club has been in Weston for some 23 years, and this year hundreds of local residents young and old have benefited from taking part.Many children have had their confidence boosted, along with their co-ordination skills and fitness. Adults have also benefited from the stress relief, flexibility and exercise that martial arts offer. Many aerobic classes have tried to adopt martial art techniques and exercises, but imitations are only second best. With the large variety of sports and clubs now available, karate remains as popular as ever and is a must for children of all ages. The club is run by three experienced local dedicated black belt instructors at Hutton Moor and St Mark's School and all are parents. For further information and to start immediately, visit www.westonkarateclub.co.uk or tel 01934 514048.

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