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.
Ilkley Karate Club now in it's 25th has welcomed two new members to its ever-increasing group of black belts. Jasmine Blackburne (11) and Piers Walton (13) 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).