Students from Ilkley Karate Club had plenty to celebrate at the recent grading examinations held at the Ben Rhydding Methodist Church in Ilkley.
Twenty three students ranging from 6 years and over years old (18 children and 5 adults) all passed their respect grades.
Ilkley Karate Club based at the Ben Rhydding Methodist Church gained another two new black belts to it’s ever increasing group of dan grades.
The Ilkley students Sophia Richards (14) & Vani Midgley achieved their long term ambition after successfully completing a six hour mental and physical endurance for their black belt examinations held nationally in Manchester.
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).