New belts for Seaton Shotokan karate students

Pictured with Sensei Harvey are Elliot Speer (Yellow Belt, 7th kyu) and Daisy Graysmark (Brown/White

Pictured with Sensei Harvey are Elliot Speer (Yellow Belt, 7th kyu) and Daisy Graysmark (Brown/White Belt, 2nd kyu). Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Grading success for Seaton Martial Arts Centre pair

Two Shotokan karate students who train with Sensei Jim Harvey at Seaton Martial Arts Centre have gained higher kyu gradings and new belt.

They recently attended a grading session at The Karate Academy in Newton Abbot.

The successful candidates were Elliot Speer - Yellow belt, 7th kyu - and Daisy Graysmark - Brown/White belt, 2nd kyu.

A beginner in Karate starts as a white belt 10th kyu, and with training and proficiency will be awarded various coloured belts and a higher rank through to 1st kyu.


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The kyu grades are like an apprenticeship, and are followed by Black belt Dan grades of which there are also ten.

Sensei Jim Harvey a 3rd Dan said the Seaton classes cater for a full range of ages and abilities, all aiming to improve and have fun in the process.

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For more information about karate training at Seaton Martial Arts Centre call him on 07867 818667

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