Welsh Summer Camp Success for Famous Spennymoor Karate Club
Four members from the Chikara Dojo based in Spennymoor attended the annual Kyokushin Summer Camp in Wales recently. The camp took place at Christ College, Brecon.
Kyokushin karate students from around Britain attended this year’s camp where training sessions took place every few hours throughout the entire weekend, beginning on the Friday evening and ending on the Sunday afternoon.
From the four in attendance this year, two members took their National Gradings. Reza Azhdari – Nia, who is originally from Iran passed his brown belt grading and was promoted to 2nd kyu.
Lindsay Young, who is originally from Canada and who has trained at the Chikara Dojo for just over 5 years gained the much coveted Kyokushin black belt, making her officially a Kyokushin Shodan and the 11th person to achieve this grade in the club’s 18 year history.
“National Gradings are always nerve wracking for everyone in attendance. It is not just individuals who are being examined but the standard of instruction at our club is being judged also. Whenever we have students taking part in a National Grading, our teaching methods are continually being vigorously scrutinised. Having also attended this camp, I am extremely proud that Lindsay and Reza passed with flying colours. It is true testament to their hard work and preparation that they did so well. They are a credit to themselves and our club” commented Chief Instructor, Adam Walker.
More details of this unique club and their Sunday kickboxing lessons can be found by checking out their facebook page by searching ‘Chikara Dojo’, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Adam Walker on 07713 411 198.