Karate kids in courtyard

More than 100 martial arts students will be showcasing their karate kicks in the grounds of Dudley Castle this weekend to mark the tenth anniversary of their club.

karate_in_courtyardGKR Karate UK, which runs 25 classes across the Midlands, will mark their milestone celebration on Sunday, April 28, with students, aged between five and 80 taking part in a special two-hour morning training session in the courtyard of the 11th century castle at the heart of Dudley Zoological Gardens.   Daniel Eastman, Senior Regional Instructor, said: “We have been running classes in the Dudley area for 10 years and wanted to mark the occasion with a special class training in the grounds of Dudley’s iconic landmark. It’s something the club has wanted to do for a long time.”  

DZG Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing all the martial arts club members this weekend and believe that more than 100 karate students training in the courtyard will set a record for Dudley Castle.” 

Following training students and their families will enjoy a picnic before touring the 40-acre site to see their favourite species.