Karate belt winners

CHUJO KARATE Association held their summer belt examinations at the Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre on the Cushendall Road, Ballymena.

Over two hundred applicants from six karate clubs affiliated to the CKA tried for the various coloured belts and for a promotional step-up. Clubs taking part on the day were from, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Rasharkin Community Centre, Clough Community Centre, Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre and Coleraine Leisure Centre.

Chujo Chief Examiner Dan Redmond complimented the young and not so young participants on their performances and discipline. He was also complimentary about the facilities available at the BALLYMENA NORTH CENTRE. Mr Redmond said he was especially impressed with the stock of top class mats available for use for karate and for other sporting activities.

Visiting with the examination applicants were in excess of 400 spectators and family members who had arrived to offer support to those taking the examination. CKA clubs are closed for the month of July but Coleraine and Ballymena clubs will re-open in August. The other four clubs will re-start classes in September.

Karate classes are available for both male and females. Minimum age is 5 years old. No special clothes are needed to start.

A tracksuit or loose fitting trousers and t/shirt will suffice. The attached photographs show happy members as a mixed lot from all 6 CKA clubs with their certificates after a successful examination day.