Here are a few pictures of Shomari receiving his first degree black belt in Liverpool last week.

It was very hard work, but a great achievement and celebration afterwards.

He is pictured with his instructor who was also promoted at the ceremony, with a few of his martial arts colleagues (including his sister and cousin who are also black belts) and with his graduation group, sitting looking proudly backwards,

He was also given a special award for being the first person with special needs to gain such an achievement in the organisation


Shomari is currently at Bromley College for three days a week and has gained 2 days permanent paid employment at Rabobank in the city, he seems to be enjoying it very much.