Awarded United Kingdom’s Top Martial Arts Club 03, 09,10,11 & 2012
Every Year UKMAF (United Kingdom Martial Arts Federation) / UKASKO (United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation) present Annual Awards to the Top Ten Clubs under the UKMAF / UKASKO umbrella. SMA (Saracen Martial Arts) was Awarded 3rd Place in 2004. Below are a few pictures of some Students who trained with Chris Hemstock 4th Dan, when he used to Instruct at his old Swaffham Venue ‘ Sacred Heart School’ taking time out for some photographs with the 3rd Place Trophy. SMA have been listed in the Top Ten Awards since 1997 and in the Top Five Awards since 2001.
All but one of the Students pictured made it to the coveted Black Belt ! All the Students pictured started their training as White Belts with Chris Hemstock 4th Dan. Dave Land 2nd Dan is seen holding on to the Trophy.......... Just !!!
Some very proud Black Belts presenting the Coveted Trophy !
Front to back - Jamie Garwood 1st Dan, Harriet Hemstock 1st Dan, David Land 2nd Dan, Georgina Scanes 1st Dan, Rebecca Williams 1st Dan and with the Trophy Sarah Payne 1st Dan.