December 2012: Tips from the top aid students to black belt status


KARATE Kids from Year 9 are preparing to be graded for their black belt just five years after starting the sport.

Fourteen-year-olds Fraser Chapman and Harrison Hanson attend training sessions in the martial art several times a week as members of the Red Tiger Karate Club.

They meet at Helmshore Primary School but also attend classes in Bolton as they get ready for the grading.

At the training camp in North Wales they got top tips and were instructed by a world class Sensei Tomiko Mitsuoka.

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