It takes years of hard work and dedication or as Sensei Paul says “blood, sweat, snot and tears! to achive a black belt.

Not every student who starts karate makes it to black belt and an even smaller number go beyond 1st Dan.

Bellow is a list of our students who have achived their Black Belts and addition to this all dan grades are recognised, ratified and listed on the national black belt register.


Shodan ho (junior black belt age under 12 years old)

Esme McCann March 2018

Ava McCann March 2018

Philipa Jackson March 2018

Millie Greenhalgh March 2018

Kerim Saglam March 2018

Shaun Makin March 2018

Isabelle Clark September 2018

Oliver Bayliss September 2018


Shodan – 1st Dan

Jamie Fishwick June 2016

Georgia Keogh December 2016

Hannah Thompson December 2016

Mike Hern December 2016

Ray Holt Sensei June 2017

Kev McCardle June 2017

Francesca Laven October 2017

Amber Thompsn October 2017

Rebekah Thompson October 2017

Adam Hale October 2017

Jamie Wilson October 2017

Katie Wilson October 2017

Luke Crompton October 2017

Kegan Randall October 2017

Martin Kershaw Sensei November 2017 – graded under Brain Sebright

Britney Crompton March 2018

James Cheetham-Potts March 2018

Jayson Watch September 2018

Charlotte Tickle September 2018

Sally Clark September 2018

Craig Lyon September 2018

Taylor Doran September 2018



Nidan – 2nd Dan

James Fishwick Sensei March 2016 – Graded by Sensei George Best

Aiesha Kirkman December 2016

Che Kirkman December 2016

Amanda Kershaw Sensei September 2018

Luke Shaw September 2018


Sandan – 3rd Dan

Paul Selby Sensei December 2018 – Graded By Sensei Tracey Drain and Sensei Alan Wood