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Karate kid Tristan now one step away from prestigious Black Belt

Karate kid Tristan now one step away from prestigious Black Belt

A Preparatory School martial artist is now just one step away from a prestigious honour following another grading success.

Tristan Griffiths, a Year 5 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, managed to come through his latest assessment in fine style to secure his Black and White Karate belt on Sunday, June 10.

The ten-year-old is now one level away from his official Black Belt, which is one of the highest honours a young person can receive in this particular discipline.

The multi-talented pupil worked incredibly hard in the lead-up to the grading with coaching staff at the John Lynn Black Belt Academy in Colwyn Bay, where he has attended sessions for a number of years.

He will now begin honing his impressive skills even further in the hope of achieving the feat, which would represent another hugely significant milestone for a pupil that is excelling in a large number of different academic and co-curricular fields.

Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “Tristan has put a tremendous amount of effort into his Karate over the last few months, and it is fantastic to see this dedication paying off yet again with another grading success.

“To reach this level at such a young age is a truly sensational achievement, and hopefully he can use this as a source of motivation as he pursues the coveted Black Belt honour in the coming weeks.

“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is absolutely thrilled with not only this achievement, but the overall contribution he is making throughout all areas of Prep School life.”

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