Wow - what a fantastic grading today!
Around 60 members took to the floor in order to challenge their next rank and every single one of them put their heart and soul into what was a sterling performance indeed.
Grading panel members were very impressed with the standard and although there is always room for improvement, today was a living example of the quality, hard work and dedication we should all strive for.
As chief instructor, I was extremely proud to see so many wonderful performances today, as well as witness the re-birth of some inspiring role models for less experienced members to look up to. It really goes to show how strong we can be if we all work hard both individually and together as a family. Now in our 15th year, the level of achievement across our membership just keeps getting better and this puts us in an even stronger position to continue sharing the benefits of our karate both to and far beyond the West Cumbria Community.
Congratulations to everyone who stood up to be tested today and long may our success continue!