A total of 29 Samurai Shotokan Karate School beginners and lower grades successfully passed their next grade level at the Hudson Leisure Centre, Wisbech.
All students (pictured) are graduates of its successful beginners programme that was launched in January.
This was the first grading since chief instructor Steve King was appointed as a WTKO GB & Ireland grading officer. Sensei Steve had to undergo an assessment and an exam under the scrutiny of WTKO technical director Sensei Scott Langley, 6th Dan.
King said: “It was a great honour to be guided and assessed by Sensei Scott and a privilege to represent the WTKO. This is probably the best beginners’ group that we have ever had.”
Classes are at Hudson Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, plus Terrington High School on Tuesday evenings.
The club have an opportunity for people to come and try karate as a result of funding received: six weeks’ training for just £15 offering a total of 18 available lessons in that time, followed by a special joining package for those that complete the six weeks. Some 30 places are available to juniors and adults.
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