Summer grading

PUBLISHED: 14:22 15 June 2011

Portishead grading

Portishead grading


Imperial Karate Jutsu travelled to Bristol for their annual summer grading.

SEVENTY students from Imperial Karate Jutsu in Portishead travelled to Bristol Dojo for their annual summer grading under the watchful eye of their seven senior Black Belt instructors.

The day started with an hour’s course then the grading started at midday, taking six hours to complete. All students were tested and pushed to their maximum from kick and punch basics to Kata, throwing, sparring and ground combat.

Student’s ages ranged from just seven years to 45 years and everyone showed fighting spirit and gave 100 per cent.

Imperial chief instructor and 
Portishead resident Simon O’Brien, 6th Dan British Combat Association said: “You don’t see many clubs train 
their students to this level anymore 
and it was great to see the students 
of Portishead perform so well. They have trained very hard for this for six months and it all paid off today.”

Imperial Karate Jutsu in Portishead has been running for five years and is the largest group in North Somerset with its own private dojo on the High Street. The club are moving to a larger fully equipped martial arts venue in Portishead next month to cope with the increasing numbers.

Anyone wishing to join Imperial Karate Jutsu or any group within 
Portishead Dojo should call Maria on 0800 7566990 or at

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