Karate Tiger Warriors make the grade at Yatton School

PUBLISHED: 14:28 29 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:28 29 July 2015

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Yatton Federated School kids have finished a specially structured Tiger Warriors karate course.

Yatton Federated School kids aged six and over have finished a specially structured Tiger Warriors karate course.

This was designed and delivered by Bristol Karate No Michi assistant coach Debbie Smith, 2nd dan, an experienced HLTA at the school.

The course featured: co-ordination of blocks, punches and kicks with play; life-skills and staying safe; fitness, balance and co-ordination; fair play and safe partner-work; responsibility and valuing others.

On completion of the course, the Tiger Warriors were put through their paces by chief instructor Michael Harris, 3rd dan.

Kids had to kick, punch and do safe partner work. To finish, they had to perform the first half of a set pattern of movements. They were all successful and were awarded white belts (10th kyu), and received a special certificate.

Non-profit Bristol Karate No Michi is led by a world medallist and internationally-qualified instructor, examiner and referee. Instructors are insured, DBS-checked, ‘Club-Marked’ by ‘Child-Safe’, and affiliated to the NHS ‘Change 4 Life’ exercise programme. They are affiliated internationally to Karate No Michi World Federation (KWF).

The club trains term-time at Yatton Federated Schools on Thursday afternoons, Southville Primary School on Monday evenings. They also train at Bristol University Sports Centre on Thursday evenings all year round.

They welcome children from aged six (and adults of any age at the non-Yatton venues). Visit www.bristolkarate.org; Twitter ‘BristolKarate_’; Instagram ‘bristolkarate’ email bristolshotokan@gmail.com; Facebook group ‘Bristol Karate No Michi’.

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