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Year 7 Students gain Black Belt in Karate - 26/01/2017

Sophie Atlass and Freddy Starkey, Year 7 students at UCEA, have been attending Karate classes over the last 5-6 years and have now been awarded with Black Belt status.

Sophie Altass 

I first started Karate when I was 6 years old. I wanted to do a Martial Art to protect myself and help my confidence as I was incredibly shy when I was younger.

Karate has helped me through some really tough times when my dad was very ill.

It gave me a chance to vent some aggression but also to focus and channel it.

Freddy Starkey

I was four years old when I started in Kid Kickers which is the first class.

Last Sunday, I gained my black belt.

It has been my ambitions to get my black belt before the age 12.

I really enjoy it, but it's also hard work.