Belvoir Karate students make the grade

Belvoir Karate members enjoyed a successful grading.
Belvoir Karate members enjoyed a successful grading.
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BELVOIR Karate students enjoyed their latest grading day.

The day consisted of members from all Belvoir clubs taking their next grades, all of whom put in great performances and passed their respective levels. A few exceptional performances were rewarded with students jumping a grade.

The students were tested on several aspects of karate, these being bag work and combination techniques, basic partner work and performance of Kata, with the higher, more experienced students fighting three bouts against different opponents.

Sensei Graeme Walden (4th Dan) presided over the day assisted by Sensei Ian Simpson (2nd Dan).

Graeme said: “The standard at the grading was excellent which reflected the hard work everyone had put in. It was an energetic day with a high standard of karate, the effort made was brilliant.

“It is lovely to see our students progress through the belts in such an enthusiastic manner. It is a very exciting time for Belvoir Karate as it goes from strength to strength.”

Belvoir Karate currently holds five classes a week with a further two in the pipeline.

Classes take place at Bottesford VC Hall on Fridays, juniors between 6pm and 7.30pm and intermediaates 7.30pm to 9pm; Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton, on Mondays for juniors between 6pm and 7.30pm and intermediates 7.30pm to 9pm; and Hougham and Marston Village Hall on Wednesdays, with a general class between 7pm and 8.30pm.

If interested pop along to any class or contact contact Graeme Walden on 01476 571677 or visit