Stawell karate students excel at grading day

REGION - Stawell and Horsham students, instructors, and grading panel combined for the December Karate grading day.

The grading system allows all students to proceed through levels, or grades, signifying their growth and development as Karate competitors.

It was a good day for the 42 students that were in attendance with all the students passing and advancing to the next rank.

The grading day was held at the Stawell training centre where families watched on, hoping for their children's success.

The coloured belts are like stepping stones on the path to a student's ultimate goal of achieving a black belt.

Two senior black belts and two junior black belts were awarded, creating the highlight of the day.

All competitors exhibited great strength, endurance and theory, impressing the grading panel.

Other excellent results from the session were the five athletes that obtained brown belt ranking.

Of the five brown belts three were junior and two seniors all showing how strong they were.

Two senior greens could not be stopped while seven senior blue and thirteen junior blue expressed their knowledge of the sport.

Two karate youngsters pushed through to receive their orange belt, while nine newcomers earned their yellow belts.

Competitors wrapped up the day by celebrating their success with family and friends at the Scottish restaurant.

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