EIGHTY-FOUR students from the South Gippsland Freestyle Karate System attended their first major grading for 2018 on Sunday, March 18.
Three clubs attended the grading with students from Leongatha, Korumburra and Foster ready to impress and demonstrate new skills to family and friends.
The event was held at the Community College Gippsland gymnasium on Howard Street in Leongatha.
“The day was filled with excited yet nervous students ready to attempt for a new belt on the day,” Renshi Mick Ognenovski, founder and head instructor said.
“The focus and concentration on the day was amazing and the level of technique produced was of a very high quality.”
The club, now open for two years, is the culmination of hard work put in by the Ognenovski family to support the local community through Martial Arts training and events.
“We approach local groups to get involved in our events. It makes for a stronger community and helps us all grow,” Mick said.
Loch CFA provided the club with a fantastic barbecue which kept all members fed and the Coffee Hot Spot mobile coffee van provided warm drinks and sweets for the group.
South Gippsland Freestyle Karate is a family oriented martial arts club with dojos located in Leongatha, Korumburra and Foster, providing martial arts training for the South Gippsland area.
Check the group out on Facebook or SGFKARATE.COM for more info.
Karate students make the grade