HORIZON Taekwondo Academy’s chief instructor and Silsden resident, Master Rick Simpson, was feeling proud at the weekend when 21 of his students passed their black belt gradings.

These included Farah Yasin, a wheelchair user and who also received a ‘best graded’ accolade, Steven Birken a blind veteran, Cara Harbourne, from Keighley, who also received a ‘best graded’ accolade.

Simpson’s own son, Jayden aged only seven, and Rick himself who attained his Black Belt Sixth Dan.

Rick said that he is proud of each and every one of his students and over the moon on attaining Black Belt Sixth Dan himself which puts him in the elite category in this country.

Horizon teach the Kukkiwon method of this Olympic-style full contact martial art and have classes running all through the week in Silsden, Keighley, Cottingley and Shipley and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

For more information, contact Master Rick on 07977 065357.