Eilidh’s a black belt at primary school

Eilidh and Heather
Eilidh and Heather

A CHOP-class martial arts student has become a black belt in karate at the age of just 11.

Eilidh Robinson, from Lennoxtown, earned her Shodan (1st degree) black belt at a gruelling two-hour grading held in Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall.

The Lenzie Primary School pupil, whose mum Heather is also a black belt, had to impress a panel with her basic combinations, set patterns and fighting skills.

She said: “This is just great. I’ve worked so hard for this and to pass is simply a dream come true.”

The youngster trains three times a week at the Hokushin Karate Academy run by Sensei Mike McCusker at Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome.

Sensei McCusker said: “Eilidh is an example to the other students in the club showing that hard work always pays off and that this massive achievement is worth the effort.”

Eilidh is pictured with mum Heather.