Family success in martial arts

Some 300 karate students from all parts of the British Isles attended the UKTKF's Master Course and Black Belt grading at Windsor. The gradings, followed an intense training session taken by world-renowned Sensei Kawasoe (8th Dan), which resulted in a huge success for students from the Eastern Shotokan Karate Association.

Some 300 karate students from all parts of the British Isles attended the UKTKF's Master Course and Black Belt grading at Windsor. The gradings, followed an intense training session taken by world-renowned Sensei Kawasoe (8th Dan), which resulted in a huge success for students from the Eastern Shotokan Karate Association.

Thirty-four of ESKA's students passed their Dan grading, making this the biggest and most successful Black Belt grading in ESKA history and has taken ESKA's Black Belt tally up to an all-time record of 107.

Family members grading together included Liam and Georgia Feeney from North Walsham (brother and sister), Sarah and Alice Heffer from Norwich (mother and daughter), Samantha Thompson and Amy Thomson from Thorpe St Andrew (mother and daughter). All graded for the first time in Windsor and passed their 1st Dan. Eleanor Jenkins from Coltishall and Jemma Spencer from Norwich also both passed their 1st Dan grading on the same day as their siblings, Natalie Jenkins and Adam Spencer who passed their 2nd Dan.