Well, 2018 has certainly been challenging but rewarding! We’ve helped 28 students along the ladder with colour belt promotions, along with promotions to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Black Belt. Two of our students have become qualified umpires while two are instructors in training! 

We have raised £260 for Zach Oliver’s treatment by organising a raffle, and every single student Wore It Pink in October for Cancer Research. 

Mini Masters has been busy and lots of fun! The kids enjoyed the after school club’s first birthday party (with cake!) and some of them helped me with a demo at Castlefields Primary School. Aged only 4 and 5, my little martial artist helpers did brilliantly in front of the crowds and performed three different demos. 

We’ve finished the year on a high with our largest grading of the year, and every student passed. We’ve also named our junior and senior Student of the Year; Jack and Tom. Jack won because of his character – overcoming nerves to perform well in gradings and perform increasingly consistently in class. Tom has the highest grading scores in the club for 2018 and has a spot-on attitude for learning. 

Well done to each and every one of you. We know you all have individual aims and goals; and we will continue to help you reach them in 2019. We are really grateful for all of your support for our family business. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!