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:
Anthony Blades, Kyoshi 2014
John Burke, Renshi 04/06/2016
Jim Harvey 12/10/2019
Janet Drew 26/11/2022
Neil Tappenden 26/11/2022
Deborah Needham 26/11/2022
Nicholas Hawkes 2018 commuted 2022.
Giles Basson 14/10/12
Jim Doran 26/11/2022
Joseph Magor 26/11/2022
Kristina Tinker 26/11/2022
Sean Sliney 23/9/2023
Hannah Ward 23/9/2023
High standards and perseverance reap huge rewards.
COME AND JOIN THEM. WE CAN SHOW YOU, AND TEACH YOU, HOW.
Our Black Belts were well represented at the English Karate Federation's 38th Annual Competition. Our own Joe Magor took silver in the kata and bronze in the kumite against people from all over the country. Well done, also to Joe's brother Oscar who took Gold in his kata category.