Children from Years 3 to 6 have been putting their self-defence skills to the test in a weekly Karate Club. Mark Holding, who teaches a class at Penrith Leisure Centre, has been teaching the children Sparring and Kata and they all completed their first grading, with some achieving a red belt and others a yellow stripe.
The children have enjoyed learning how to throw to the ground, different styles of punching and kicking and fitness skills. They have shown great dedication to the club, and have put in 100% effort which can be seen from their impressive skills.
Mark runs a very successful club at the Leisure Centre on Tuesday and Friday evening. One of our past pupils Jed Thompson is the current British Champion. Anyone wanting to develop their skills should contact Mark via the Leisure Centre.