Karate kids celebrate grading successes

Children from Seven Towers Leisure Centre Karate Club pictured at their recent grading examinations.
Children from Seven Towers Leisure Centre Karate Club pictured at their recent grading examinations.

Following a successful karate belt grading examination The Seven Towers Leisure Centre Karate Club have decided to start a new children’s beginner class.

The Examination took place recently and the young Ballymena members were delighted to show off their certificates.

Now that these children will move up to a higher level class Chief Coach Dan Redmond has decided to introduce a new class for children from 5 years and older.

Karate training is excellent activity to gain confidence, learn self-defence, get fit and keep fit, lose weight and much more as the discipline can have a positive effect on the children.

The children’s beginners class will be in the Minor Hall of The Seven Towers Leisure Centre each Wednesdays from 7pm until 8pm.

It is necessary to arrive for around 6.50pm as punctuality is a major part of club discipline.

No special clothes are needed to begin training. A karate suit can be purchased at the club but in the first few classes a tracksuit or loose fitting trousers and T/shirt will suffice.

The first try out class is free. Those interested should turn up at the club or contact head coach Dan Redmond on 07976987696 or via Email - chujo@hotmail.com

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Meanwhile, world class martial artist Iain Abernethy will hold an open seminar at Ballymena North Centre on Saturday, December 5.

Contact Dan Redmond for more details.