New black belts for karate duo

Karate black belts Stephen Slone and Stuart Edwards.
Karate black belts Stephen Slone and Stuart Edwards.

Two members of a Chesterfield karate club have been celebrating.

Stephen Sloan has gained his first dan black belt while Stuart Edwards has upgraded to second dan.

Psychiatric nurse Stephen, from Chesterfield, and IT engineer Stuart, from New Houghton, are both members of the Satori Shotokan club which is based at Queen’s Park Sports Centre.

Their gruelling grading session was held at Queen’s Park with Andy Sherry, chief instructor at the Karate Union of Great Britain and senior instructor Frank Brennan.

For further information about the club, which was established in 1975, visit www.satorishotokan.co.uk, call in during any club evening or telephone 0845 8382543.

Stephen, left, and Stuart are pictured above.