World Master Sakagami Sensei 8th dan was at Grantham’s Aiwakai Wado-ryu Karate Club last week to examine students for their next grades.
All the juniors who took part passed and Sakagami was very pleased with the standard shown, with all passing at second class, and Isabelle Linsley gaining a very much deserved first class pass.
Two of the young students who gained there 1st kyu grades could now be eligible in a year’s time to go on and take their 1st dan black belts, but they will have to train very hard over the coming months
Students who passed exams were: Charlie Holland, Lucas Holland, both 8th kyu (yellow belt); Coby-Lee Emms 7th kyu (orange belt); Sitara Patel, Isabelle Linsley, both 5th kyu (blue belt); Jude Wright, Hermione Farmer, both 4thkyu (purple belt); Andrew Tonge, Ellie Wills, both 1st kyu (brown belts).
The students training now towards their black belts are Andrew Tonge and Ellie Wills, and also Bethany Ivermee.
Club instructor Angie Emms (5th dan) said all her students had worked very hard and put in extra training to achieve their goals: “I’m very proud of all my students, and a big thank you again also goes to their dedicated parents who bring them week in, week out.”
The club trains twice a week at The Meres leisure centre and is now in its 21st year. Anyone wishing to take up karate can get more information on 07793 611417 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or search for Emzfit on Facebook.