There were plenty of right moves at the karate training sessions at Hyndburn Leisure Centre and Clayton Civic Hall which were part of a Sport England funded scheme.
A large number of children took part in a 10-week karate taster course at the two venues and were rewarded with medals at their last session.
Both courses were organised by Hyndburn Leisure Sports Development Unit as part of Sport England’s Sport Unlimited scheme to introduce ‘semi-sporty’ children to regular participation in physical activity and a pathway into local sports clubs.
"The course has been well received at both venues with positive feedback from both the young people and the parents," said Jane Grantham, Hyndburn Sports Development Officer.
"The parents had praise for the scheme and emphasised the importance of providing opportunities for their children to try something new and keep them active.
"The children all really enjoyed learning new moves and 11 of them said they would like to continue taking part in karate.
This is really positive for the local Shotokan Karate Club and highlights the positive impact schemes like Sport Unlimited can have on participation at a local level."
For more information on clubs in Hyndburn and new subsidised Sport Unlimited beginners courses in Zumba, Teen Fitness for Girls, circuits and golf – starting in January 2011 – call 01254 380280 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org