1st DAN : DANIELLE CREESE – 2012
WESTON Karate club member Danielle Creese has achieved her black belt after many years.
Danielle started training at the club at the age of eight back in 2001. She took her first grading in 2002 and progressed quickly, taking her last grading before her black belt in 2004.
After a break of several years, Danielle returned last year and focused on achieving her goal. Her fitness, flexibility and karate knowledge improved after regular lessons.
Danielle was put through a vigorous two hour training session. Her grading not only tested her on the usual aspects of karate, but also the function of many techniques on opponents. Finally she had to fight four other students in the kumite section, testing her survival attitude.
The three examiners were unanimous to award her the prestigious title of black belt and to see her attain her goal.
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