Students from Ashington and Killingworth Kaizen Karate Club are celebrating passing their latest grading at Sunderland Sendai Karate Club.
Instructor Sensei Keith Burns (5th Dan Black Belt) said the students deserved their new belts as they had shown great determination and commitment throughout their training.
Kaizen is the only karate club in Ashington and has gone from strength to strength since starting two years ago.
Classes are held on a Friday from 6pm to 7.30pm at Ashington Sports Centre (for 16 and over) and at Killingworth Lakeside Sports Centre which caters for all ages.
For more information visit www.kaizenkarateclub.com or contact Keith Burns 07500 171575.