OVER 40 of The ‘Budo’ karate club, Kilkenny’s ‘Karate Kids’ passed their grades recently. The local club, which boosts a large number of junior members, train regularly in the Watershed and Loreto Sports Hall.
All the children were delighted to have achieved their respective grades in the tests after months of hard training.
Chief Instructor for the Budo Martial Arts Centre, Kilkenny, Sesnei Shortall congratulated all concerned and said he delighted that karate was proving to be such a big hit with the youngsters of Kilkenny.
He added that while the club ensures that all its junior members keep up their training routines, they also incorporate plenty of fun and games in to the training to keep a healthy balance.
All the ‘Kilkenny Karate Kids’ are now looking forward to returning to training after the Christmas break and preparing for the upcoming club championships which will be held shortly.
Pictured above are three members of the Kane family from Kilkenny, Matthew, Hannah and Ellie who all achieved second White Belt and Cara McCrory who achieved his orange belt.