Karate student gets brown belt

“I had to work hard to get my brown belt but it was worth it.”

A karate student has been handed her brown belt after successfully completing a gruelling day.

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Alisha, Year 7, practises Doryoku Ryu Karate Jutsu four days a week in Camborne and Redruth.

She recently travelled up to Plymouth to take part in an examination to gain her brown belt, which is one belt away from the top black.

Two judges watched her complete hours of tasks before awarding her the qualification.

She said: “I went to Plymouth to get my brown belt.

“We left at 9.30am in the morning and arrived home by about 5pm.

“It took three or four hours to complete the tasks to get the belt.

“I had to do sparring and lots of push ups.

“I did it in front of two judges. I was nervous.

“My mum is really proud of me.

“I had to work hard to get my brown belt but it was worth it.”

Alisha is now working towards her black tag, the next step towards a black belt. She hopes to get this in six months’ time. After getting two black tags she will then be able to try and get a black belt in two years’ time.

Alisha has been taking part in classes for over a year and has also been taking part in a number of tournaments too. In the past she travelled to Saltash where she achieved a silver medal.

Christiana Richardson