MARTIAL ARTS: Yamaguchi Goju's IKGA European Seminar in Germany, saw over 200 students from 9 countries - including many from Grays and Southend - attend.

Shihan Mark Adams said: "Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi was in attendance with European supervision Hanshi Ingo de Jong and other country heads.

 "We had two students grade from Grays Goju-Kai, Matthew Rixson (29) and Sohni Singh (18). And they were successful in passing there shodan (blackbelt).

Both students were graded by the European grading panel headed by Saiko Shihan.