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Eight athletes awarded black belt

By Malta Karate Federation | In Achievements, News | on February 9, 2018

Top from left :- Kai Leyshon, Andy Vassallo, Sensei James Galea, Sensei Anthony Zammit, Sensei Jason Edwards, Owen Marlow, Owen Tanti Bottom from left :- Sean Micallef, Sensei Susan Zammit, Sensei Charles Axiaq, Deelan Vassallo

Saturday 3rd February, 2018 was another remarkable day for The Malta Karate Federation due to black belt grading exam which took place at The Mgarr Karate Club with six athletes being awarded Shodan (1st Dan) and two athletes Sandan (3rd Dan).

The Examining Board was made up of MKF Technical Director Sensei James Galea 6th Dan, MKF Chief Referee Sensei Anthony Zammit 6th Dan and Sensei Jason Edwards 5th Dan.

‘It takes a lot of technical preparation as well as years of commitment and discipline to reach this level. The pillars of Karate are practiced in the Dojo every day and it is what makes a true karateka. We are very happy to honor our athletes’ achievement today’. These were the comments of Sensei James Galea , Technical Director of The Malta Karate Federation.

The successful candidates are:-

3rd Dan
Sensei Charles Axiaq
Sensei Susan Zammit

1st Dan
Kai Leyshon
Owen Marlow
Sean Micallef
Owen Tanti
Andy Vassallo
Deelan Vassallo

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