Black belt for Philip

Philip with Sensei Frank Brennan 7th Dan (left) and head of KUGB  Sensei Andy Sherry 8th Dan (right).

Philip with Sensei Frank Brennan 7th Dan (left) and head of KUGB Sensei Andy Sherry 8th Dan (right).

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Philip Campbell, from North Broomhill, aged 13, who attends James Calvert Spence College – South Avenue in Amble, gained his Black Belt 1st Dan at Kendal on Sunday, May 27.

He began training at the age of eight with the KUGB at Amble Shotokan Karate Club and currently trains at Ashington YMCA on a Saturday morning with the Ashington Shotokan Karate Club.

Philip’s instructors Sensei Jill Kelly 5th Dan and Sensei Trish Bruce 5th Dan were at Kendal to watch him grade. Philip is pictured with Sensei Frank Brennan 7th Dan (left) and head of KUGB Sensei Andy Sherry 8th Dan (right).