ON Monday 2nd August 2021 one of Skipton Karate Club's students, Kamran Hussain, from Keighley (14), of the Shukokai Karate Organization took his black belt grading.

The grading consisted of Kata and fighting. After six years of hard work and dedication, he passed his grading with flying colours.

He is the 3rd generation of black belts within his family, which is very rare. His grandfather is a black belt 1st Dan and his father is a black belt 5th Dan.

Everyone at the club is very proud of him, especially his continued effort throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Amjid Hussain has been running the karate class at Greatwood Community Centre for approximately six years now and his classes run on a Monday and Thursday 5.45pm til 7pm, for children aged five years and over.