Bristol Karate Academy's Salter passes black belt third dan

PUBLISHED: 12:08 15 October 2019

Bristol Karate Academy's Dan Salter after getting his black belt (3rd Dan) with Sensei Bob Poynton (8th Dan), Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan) and Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan).

Bristol Karate Academy's Dan Salter after getting his black belt (3rd Dan) with Sensei Bob Poynton (8th Dan), Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan) and Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan).

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Bristol Karate Academy's Dan Salter was promoted to a black belt third dan after a gruelling grading at the University of Bath.

Salter passed his grading under a panel of renowned names, including 9th dan Andy Sherry, chairman of the Karate Union of Great Britain.

"I felt a huge amount of joy but also quite a bit of relief," said Salter.

"The amount of training required was tough and to hear that it paid off made the effort truly worthwhile."

Salter joined the Nailsea dojo as a brown belt in 2012 and is lead instructor of the Warriors youth programme.

He won gold and silver medals at the 2018 JKS and KUGB Championships and is only the sixth person in the Academy's history to reach the milestone.

Bristol Karate Academy teaches karate in Long Ashton, Backwell, Nailsea and Westbury-on-Trym and has a few spaces for new starters. For more details see bristolkarateacademy.com.

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