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Karate Black Belt joy for Gregor

Karate Black Belt joy for Gregor

A young Martial Artist at Rydal Penrhos has been rewarded for his exceptional work ethic with a significant grading success.

Gregor Perry, a Year 9 pupil at the school, is now the proud owner of a Shotokan Karate Black Belt (1st Dan) after an outstanding performance during his assessment on Saturday, November 10.

The 14-year-old has shown an enormous dedication to his craft over a number of years, climbing through the various levels of difficulty in order to reach one of the highest honours the discipline offers.

This is yet another wonderful accomplishment from the Academic Scholar, who has developed significant both inside the classroom and throughout his co-curricular activities since he became a part of the Rydal Penrhos community in 2016.

He received special recognition from Deputy Head Tim Cashell at the school’s weekly Chapel on Monday, November 12.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This is an absolutely outstanding achievement from Gregor and one that he can be enormously proud of.

“To reach such a level if distinction is extraordinary and take an incredible amount of discipline, dedication and composure, which are traits that Gregor possesses in abundance.

“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled for Gregor and hopefully his excellent success can inspire other Martial Artists at both our Prep and Senior sites.”

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