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Sawbridgeworth School of Shotokan Karate members achieve second dan black belts in front of sensei Michael Randall MBE


By Michael Vaughton


Months of hard work paid dividends for Liz Tripp and Lee Taylor as they were awarded their second dan black belts.

The Sawbridgeworth School of Shotokan Karate members passed in front of sensei Michael Randall MBE, ninth dan.

Tripp and Taylor were prepared for the grading by SSSK founder and chief instructor Paul Wilson, fifth dan.

Sawbridgeworth School of Shotokan Karate founder and chief instructor Paul Wilson, centre, with Lee Taylor and Liz Tripp (15842594)
Sawbridgeworth School of Shotokan Karate founder and chief instructor Paul Wilson, centre, with Lee Taylor and Liz Tripp (15842594)

"The grading was really strenuous and followed months of hard training," said Tripp.

"I could not have got close to the high standard required without the amazing support, training and encouragement I received from sensei Paul and the other members of the club."

Wilson was delighted with the candidates and said both had prepared diligently before demonstrating their excellent technical ability throughout the three-hour grading.

SSSK welcomes new members and offers free taster sessions every January. Visit sssk.co.uk or email paul@sssk.co.uk for more information.



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