Matthew awarded Black Belt

Matthew James has been training with Samurai Martial Arts, based in Gloucester for 9 years. He has shown dedication and resilience, both physical and mental through the years and has steadily risen up through the belts. Sensei Murayama ( the head of the Shito-ryu Karatedo) came over from Mexico recently to grade the small number of black belt candidates in the club, and Matthew was delighted to pass, becoming a 1st Dan Black Belt in karate. Congratulations Matthew!