Sporting family, the Southworths, are celebrating as their eldest daughter has achieved the highest belt possible at her age in Ju-Jitsu.
Six-year-old Mollie is a member of the Masters of Martial Arts club in Accrington along with her mum, dad and younger sister.
The youngster has been training in the Little Dragons class for children under the age of seven, and has recently received the class’ highest honour; the Dragon belt.
In just a few months Mollie will turn seven and move up to the Junior class at the Academy.
Mollie has followed in her parents footsteps since taking up Ju-Jitsu two years ago.
Her dad, Christian, is a second Dan black belt in the sport, while her mum, Rebecka, is a green belt. Mollie has also had company in the Little Dragons class with her younger sister Alexandra, aged four, carrying on the family tradition.
Rebecka spoke of how Ju-Jitsu is important to their family: "We enjoy training as a family and will beexcited when our youngest daughter Harriet joins us when she turns four in a year’s time.
"We feel it is important to train as a family as Ju-Jitsu not only develops your skills in self defence, but also promotes discipline, respect, friendship and builds confidence."
The Southworth's would like to thank Sensei’s Lynne Randall, Janice Angotti and Martin and Sheila Dixon for helping Mollie achieve her Dragon belt.
The Masters of Martial Arts Academy is open to anybody above the age of four.
For more information visit www.mma.uk.com.