The KUGB, the Country's largest single-style Karate Association, have in place an Instructor Qualification Programme which allows our students to work towards becoming a KUGB Instructor or Assistant Instructor.
This year the KUGB added the 'Young Leaders Award' to its programme, for our younger members (aged 12-17), and we were proud to have been chosen to pilot this programme.
As a result some of our young Black Belts have been studying the role of a Young Leader and assisting with our Shotokan Tigers classes. Romilly who was awarded Silver earlier this year, has now fulfilled the necessary requirements to earn the highest level and be awarded Gold.
Romilly, who has been training since she was 7, 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.
On Sunday, in front of a packed class, Sensei Jane Naylor-Jones presented Romilly with her certificate and Romilly became the first person in the KUGB to achieve this level.
A very proud Romilly Pope after receiving her KUGB Young Leaders Award
If you are interested in learning how to become a Young Leader please speak with either Sensei Jane or Sensei Richard.