Mid North Coast Karate at Kew students achieve Shodan-Ho Black Belt

Black Belts Dec 2017: Sempai Jade Hilton, Kancho Richard Bradford, Shihan Peter Becroft, Sempai Blake Ellis, Sempai Anissa Hilton and Sempai Jordan Guest.
Black Belts Dec 2017: Sempai Jade Hilton, Kancho Richard Bradford, Shihan Peter Becroft, Sempai Blake Ellis, Sempai Anissa Hilton and Sempai Jordan Guest.

Four students from Mid North Coast Karate at Kew have achieved their Shodan-Ho Black Belt.

Students Blake Ellis, Jordan Guest, along with mother and daughter Jade Hilton and Anissa Hilton recently travelled to Blackheath to attempt their Black Belt Grading. 

The student’s teacher 5th Dan Shihan Peter Becroft said grading is a test of knowledge, spirit and character.

The four students had to demonstrate their knowledge of basics, applications of basics, kata (forms), sparring and self defence over a two day period.

“I am so proud of Blake, Jordan, Jade and Anissa,” said Shihan Peter.

“This is a fantastic achievement for them all and is the result of a lot of hard work, commitment and dedication.” 

Student Jordan Guest not only achieved her Black Belt but was also the co-winner of the Ross James Award. The Ross James Award is awarded to the Most Spirited Grader.

Ross James Award: Sempai Jordan Guest and Shihan Peter Becroft

Ross James Award: Sempai Jordan Guest and Shihan Peter Becroft

Shihan Peter said 10-year-old Blake Ellis showed tremendous character in his achievement and became one of the youngest Goshin Ryu Students to ever achieve their Black Belt.

Mid North Coast Karate is part of Goshin-Ryu, one of Australia’s largest Karate Clubs.

Shihan Peter has over 40 years experience in Martial Arts and has been teaching Karate in the Camden Haven for over 21 years.

He has also recently returned from teaching karate in China.

“Practice in martial arts trains the mind as well as the body, resulting in improved self- awareness, self-discipline, confidence and determination,” said Shihan Peter. 

“Physically martial arts training enhances strength, co-ordination, stamina and flexibility.

“Most importantly, it is fun!”

Mother and Daughter: Sempai Anissa Hilton, Shihan Peter Becroft and Sempai Jade Hilton

Mother and Daughter: Sempai Anissa Hilton, Shihan Peter Becroft and Sempai Jade Hilton

Shihan Peter said Mid North Coast Karate is a family orientated club. Classes available from age three to mature adults.

For more information people can contact Shihan Peter Becroft on 0418 473 148 or email midnorthcoastkarate@hotmail.com