Youngsters kick their way to black belt success

Pictured (l-r) are Joe Smart, Eleanor Wheeler, Rioghan Bruce, Lee Scade, Adam Ormston, Ahilya Murkunde and Will Richardson from the Morpeth Ju-Jitsu Club.
Pictured (l-r) are Joe Smart, Eleanor Wheeler, Rioghan Bruce, Lee Scade, Adam Ormston, Ahilya Murkunde and Will Richardson from the Morpeth Ju-Jitsu Club.

MEMBERS of a Morpeth martial arts club are fighting fit after seven of them became the first from the junior section to receive a black belt.

Joe Smart, Eleanor Wheeler, Rioghan Bruce, Lee Scade, Adam Ormston, Ahilya Murkunde and Will Richardson all gained the coveted award in ju-jitsu after passing the final test at the national gradings in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

They will be continuing their studies at Morpeth Ju-Jitsu Club under tutors Sensei Dorothy Adamson and Sensei Stephen Eglitis. For more information about its sessions, telephone 0191 4559291.