Wednesday 21 March 2018

Year ends on high at Dundalk

Martial arts

There were celebrations all round for members of Dundalk Karate as they rounded off 2017 with a session with Sensei Stephen Hughes 5th Dan, gradings and lots of fun and games.

Head of Dundalk Karate, Sensei Mary Marcus 2nd Dan, and Sensei Hughes firstly put Adam Clerkin through his paces for 10th Kyu (Yellow Stripe), followed by Thea Mulholland who was grading for 5th Kyu (Blue Belt).

With fellow members of Dundalk Karate watching from the sidelines, both members sailed through their gradings successfully.

The following evening the very last Dundalk Karate class of 2017 took place where members of the All Inclusive Karate Class came together.

Gemma Kelledy was unable to attend the previous evening's class successfully to 10th Kyu, but they saw Aaron Connolly grade to +Kyu and he received his very first tip to his belt.

Afterwards Sensei Marcus said: '2017 was a very busy year and the extra bonus this year was seeing all members of our newly introduced All Inclusive Karate Class coming together and not only thriving in a team environment, but as individuals during training and gradings.'

Dundalk Karate reopens after Christmas in the Redeemer Family Resource Centre on Monday next, with the All-Inclusive Karate Classes back from Tuesday January 16th.

For further information call Sensei Mary Marcus 2nd Dan on 086-3631625 or

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