Belting job, kids

STUDENTS as young as six years old have become yellow belts at the newlyformed Mirfield Karate Club. They reached the level in the Shukokai form of the selfdefence art in a twohour assessment at St Mary’s Church Hall.

The grading incorporated Kihon (basic technique), Kata (a set of formal moves) and selfdefence techniques.

Paul Gibson, who runs the club, said: “They’ve all worked tremendously hard over a fourmonth period to achieve their goal.”

Mr Gibson, a third Dan black belt, runs classes at St Mary’s from 4.30pm to 6pm on Saturdays. For more details call 07517 683106.

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