LONG Melford Wadokai Karate Club student Liam Skipp has been awarded a 1st dan black belt.
The 12-year-old has been training in karate based on the Wado Ryu style for four years.
His instructor, Sensei Jim Mead 7th dan, said: “He always trains regularly at the club and always puts in 100 per cent effort.
“His promotion to 1st dan is well deserved.”
Liam has built up an impressive collection of medals and trophies having entered numerous competitions at local and national levels, including the English Karate Organisation’s national championships in Birmingham.
The Long Melford Wadokai Karate Club meets every Wednesday at 6.30pm. All ages are welcome. For more details call 01787 378914.