DEVLIN Martial Arts’ co-founder, Denis Devlin travelled to Manchester on St Patrick’s Day to participate in a black belt grading run by the Cobra Martial Arts Association (CMAA).
Denis was attempting his 3rd Dan in Shotokan Karate and after hours of extensive testing, which included several katas, full contact sparring and technical combinations, he finally achieved his aim.
The grading panel remarked on Denis’s performance during the grading, about how well he performed and how impressive he was technically.
“We would like to thank Thomas Roulston as well for training and travelling with Denis as his sparring partner. Denis’s family and everyone at Devlin Martial Arts would like to congratulate Denis on his achievement,” said a club spokesperson.