Lympstone Karate students enjoy success

PUBLISHED: 09:57 25 March 2018

exsp week 13 martial arts students Rimmi, Reuben and Dylan with belts after first grading

exsp week 13 martial arts students Rimmi, Reuben and Dylan with belts after first grading

Students from Lympstone Karate have enjoyed recent training sessions and gradings at Exeter Shotokan and Tiverton Shotokan karate clubs.

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Students took part in a gruelling two-hour training lesson with chief instructor of the KUGB(karate union of great Britain) Andy Sherry Sensei 9th Dan.

This was followed closely a kyu grade (coloured belt) grading. At this event, students were put though khion (punches, kicks and blocks), kata (a sequence of moves) and kumite (fighting) in a tough grading. Each student showed incredible high standards and each student was successful.

Congratulations to the following students: Rimmi Davies, 9th kyu orange belt; Dylan M, 9th kyu orange belt; Reuben Palmer, 9th kyu orange belt; Alex Roper, 8th kyu red belt; Alexandra Dent, 8th kyu red belt; Katherine Dent, 8th kyu red belt; Colin Dent, 7th kyu yellow belt; Robert Renaud, 7th kyu yellow belt; Sophie Renaud, 5th kyu purple belt; Isobel H, 5th kyu purple belt; Andrew Carter, 3rd kyu brown belt; Ollie Roper, 2nd purple, second brown belt; Alice Beck, 1st kyu third brown belt; Tom Salt 1st kyu third brown belt.

Chief instructor of Lympstone karate, Marianne Fox 2nd Dan black belt says: “I am very proud of each of the students who graded in a particularly hard grading. I am now looking forward to more members of the club grading in June.”

Lympstone Karate trains at Lympstone village hall on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm and Saturday mornings from 9.30am to 10.45am for new starters.

The club takes children from the age of four and teach traditional shotokan karate. For more information please visit or call 07729 184676.

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