Grading success for local martial artists

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A host of local martial artists were left celebrating after passing their 10th kyu in FA-GAI-HA-JAI.

Troy Baker Williams, Tiago Nogueire Da Silva, Junior Nogueire Da Silva, Elise Dobson, Sophie Dobson and Lily Porter all successfully passed the examination in the art which translates as, to move away with control.

Sessions in the art are held at Hepworth village hall every Wednesday and Friday from 6-9pm.

Anyone interested in further information should contact chief instructor Leroy Arnold on 07979071125 or email

n Meanwhile Arnold will be hosting the ‘Angels with attitude’ seminar on Monday, June 8 at the Hepworth village hall from 7:30pm-9pm.

The seminar on women only self defence will consist of primary and secondary skillsets, mind-set, making yourself not a victim and teaching women real self defence.

Anyone interested should contact Arnold on the number or email previously stated.