Dedicated teenager earns his first Dan black belt

2015-10-08 06:00
Participants in the Goju-Ryu training.
Photos: supplied

Participants in the Goju-Ryu training. Photos: supplied

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THE International Shorei Martial Arts (ISMAA) had their annual summer Gasshuku and black belt grading at TO Strand in Leisure Bay from 24 to 27 September. This annual event saw senior instructors and students from all over South Africa coming down for a weekend of traditional Goju-Ryu training.

Diaan Bester from Suid-Natal Martial­ Arts Academy attended and received his first Dan black belt (Shodan­). Diaan started karate at the age of nine with Sensei Coenie Vrey and with hard work and dedication has reached this outstanding achievement at the age of 16. - Supplied

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