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Karate man's success
5:12pm Friday 24th August 2012 in News
A HIGH flying martial arts instructor has become one of the most qualified in the region.
Adam Walker, chief instructor at Chikara Dojo Kyokushin Karate Club, in Spennymoor , passed his third dan grading.
The achievement earned him promotion from the rank of senpai to sensei.
Mr Walker trained most days for six months before a three day training and grading camp in Derbyshire where he was tested physically and mentally on his knowledge of kata- attack and defence technique patterns, stamina, instructing and full contact fighting.
He said: “Although physical preparation is extremely important, it takes special mental focus in order to survive.”