Jessica Steadman has become only the second person in Chelmsford Karate Club to achieve the Karate Union of Great Britain's (KUGB) Gold level Young Leader Award.
The KUGB, the Country's largest single-style Karate Association, have in place a National Instructor Qualification Programme which allows our students to work towards becoming a KUGB Instructor or Assistant Instructor.
This year the KUGB has added the 'Young Leaders Award' to its programme, for our younger members (aged 12-17), and Chelmsford Karate Club were proud to have been chosen to pilot this programme.
As a result Jessica Steadman, a 1st Dan Black Belt, has been studying the role of a Young Leader and assisting with our Shotokan Tigers classes. Jessica who was awarded Silver earlier this year, has now fulfilled the necessary requirements to earn the highest level and be awarded Gold.
Jessica has been assisting with the Shotokan Tigers classes since she got her black belt two years ago. She, along with other 'young leaders', mentors young students every week in the growing Shotokan Tigers classes for children aged 4 - 8 years old.
Yesterday Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones presented Jessica with her certificate in front of the class and received a warm round of applause for her significant achievement. Well done!
Photo: Jessica Steadman receives her KUGB Young Leaders Gold Award from Sensei Richard
If you are interested in studying for the KUGB Young Leaders Award please speak with either Sensei Jane or Richard who will be happy to guide you through the process and get you started.