An aspiring Preparatory School martial artist is now just one level away from a prestigious landmark after another grading success.
Lucy Ranales-Griffiths, a Year 5 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has been studying the discipline of Karate for a number of years at John Lynn’s Black Belt Martial Arts Academy in Colwyn Bay, and she successfully came through her Presho Dan Level 3 assessment with flying colours to add to her growing list of accolades.
This latest triumph in front of adjudicators means that Lucy is one stage away from achieving her Black Belt, which would represent a significant achievement for the pupil given her tender age.
She has already begun working towards this distinction during weekly sessions at the facility, with the multi-talented individual also achieving a considerable amount in areas such as Sailing during her time as a member of the Rydal Penrhos community.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Lucy has worked incredibly hard throughout her time at John Lynn’s Black Belt Martial Arts Academy, and to see her so close to an extremely notable achievement is a testament to her ongoing commitment.
“This applies not only to her activities outside of school hours, but the work she is putting in academically and from a co-curricular perspective here at Rydal Penrhos.
“All this has aided her overall development considerably and I9 am confident that this is just the start of great things in the future.”