Martial arts students were rewarded for their hard work in training at a grading session at Paragon Heanor-Langley Mill.
Their instructor, Johnny Parry, was delighted with their efforts on Saturday, particularly those new to the grading system.
He said: “They all worked really hard.”
“Seeing how much the higher belts have progressed is a great feeling and watching the new students going for their first belts is amazing to see.”
A few of the club’s juniors couldn’t make their gradings but they will be taking their belts at the next possible opportunity.
Parry added: “Of course earning your belt is a great achievement but it’s the discipline applied to the training that will give you the biggest reward for now and in the future.”
He teaches sessions in the area on Tuesdays and Sundays. Contact 01159 300090.