Eight members of the Azar Farooq Kickboxing Club, including ten-year-old Muhammad Waleed, have gained their black belts after a gruelling four-hour grading.

Instructor Azar said: “They went right through from white belt to black belt – but I did give them a 20-minute break in between to freshen up!”

Muhammad has been taking part since he was five years old, and the others to achieve the distinction of a black belt were Elais Bashir, Mutraza Gondal, Ithisham Chouwdrhy, Mustafar Maqsood, Muhsaib Sabir, Sumaih Afzal and Lukmaan Ramsan.

Further information about the club is available from Azar on 07855-144403.