Our Black Belts-Karate Academy

 
Our Black Belts

The Black Belt is often regarded as a sign of mastery over the martial arts.  The truth is that the Black Belt signifies the passing from apprenticeship to serious student of our Karate.

Our Black Belt students are those who have proven their dedication and ability through years of tests and maintain their training with us.

It's possible for anyone to get a black belt, yet few ever will.  Those who do have honed their physical skills, yet acknowedge that they can do better still; and they continue to research and grow as martial artists.  Our Black Belts are graded and authorised with the help and recognition of Anthony Blades kyoshi.

We are proud to recognise the following:

Nanadan
Anthony Blades, Kyoshi 2014


Rokudan
John Burke, Renshi 04/06/2016


Yondan 
Jim Harvey 12/10/2019

Nick Hawkes nidan new member
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Sandan  
Neil Tappenden 13/11/2021

Janet Drew 12/10/2019

nidan   
Deborah Needham 03/06/2018 

Nicholas Hawkes 2018 commuted 2022.

shodan   
Giles Basson 14/10/12

John Drew 25/10/2014

Alex Clulow 16/05/2015

Joshua Adams 13/11/2021



 


 

High standards and perseverance reap huge rewards.

COME AND JOIN THEM.  WE CAN SHOW YOU, AND TEACH YOU, HOW.