Ilkley Karate Club now celebrating it's 26th year has welcomed four new members to its ever-increasing group of black belts. Alex Miles (10), George Kent (10), Annabelle Connor (13) and sister Katie Connor (15) successfully completed their grading to the rank of 1st degree black belt (1st Dan) and now join the elite ranks within the Shito-Ryu Shukokai Karate Union (SSKU).
A retired doctor has become the third generation of his family to join Ilkley Karate Club. Ravi Thiru has joined the new Monday morning class and trains alongside daughter Vani and grandchildren Rahul and Arul.
Assistant club instructor Patrick Walton has launched a new class, primarily for people who are retired in addition to adults wanting to learn a martial art during the day time.