Monday, September 26, 2022

Karate: Haley dons the black belt

Thurrock’s Haley Marney just got awarded her Black Belt 1st Dan with Phoenix Karate Club. Haley has just got back from Glasgow after training with Master Shirai 9th Dan and Sensei McCluskey 6th Dan from a weekend training course and grading.

Haley Marney is the first lady black belt for Phoenix Karate Club although we have many low, medium and brown belt ladies non have achieved their Black Belt. Cheri Stokes Chief Instructor of Phoenix Karate Club is really impressed with Haley’s achievement. Haley started karate many years ago as a child and only recently took karate back up again as a lady and has really trained hard to achieve her black Belt so soon after returning to karate.

Haley trains at both the Sporting Village Dojo at Basildon on wed and Friday and also the Canvey Island Phoenix Dojo on Mondays at the ladies only class. Overall Haley has had a great Karate year after competing in the recent World Championships in Turin Italy and being awarded 2nd in individual kata and kumite. If you would like to train with Haley, Cheri or many of the male instructors then please simply turn up at the various sessions or visit website www.phoenixkarateclub.co.uk or ring Cheri on 01268 511861 or Sharon on 01277 658261

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