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Masters of Martial Arts celebrate top students

Masters of Martial Arts Academy has graded more than 60 black belts in 2012 and continues to attract students from all over the Hyndburn, Blackburn, Burnley and Ribble Valley regions.

From left: Kayleigh Dobson, Beki Southworth, Justin Metcalf, Zoe Pugh, Kathrine Whewell, Stephen Allanson, Aamar Ali, Robert Wright, Sophie Ward, Michelle Taylor, Stephen Wilding, Abbey Smith. Front row: Lewis Bridges, David Bevis, Yasin Latif

Masters of Martial Arts Academy has graded more than 60 black belts in 2012 and continues to attract students from all over the Hyndburn, Blackburn, Burnley and Ribble Valley regions.

First dans, second dans and junior black belts gained pride of place at the recent gradings. Also successful were Hannah Furey, Connor Summers, Otis Smith, Will McGuigan

More than 200 members and guests gathered at the Higher Trapp Hotel for the 2012/13 Masters of Martial Arts Awards evening.

Thanks to Professor Parkers Terry and Janet, Sensei Mike Holden and Kathy Kirby, Patsy and Paul Mannion Gerrard and Joy Turvy for supporting and helping the night be a success. 

Students of the year for 2012

Tony Coe 40+ Rishton,

Dave Keeley 40+ Accrington,

Nigel Hindle Accrington Academy,

Kathryn Whewell student of the year 2012 for Masters of Martial Arts,

Becky  Marginson, Sensei Barry Mannion memorial award, 

Leo Turner Spirit of Goshin,

Anthony Preston Gt. Harwood,

James Cash Burnley,

Chris Marginson Sensei Barry Mannion memorial award