Nostalgia: Karate kids celebrate at Bellshill Rokuban

Bellshill Rokuban Karate Club's Paul Currie and Darren Baird celebrate trophy success in October 1998
Bellshill Rokuban Karate Club's Paul Currie and Darren Baird celebrate trophy success in October 1998

Paul Currie (left) and Darren Baird, both from Viewpark, were the toast of their colleagues at the Rokuban Karate Club in Bellshill - based at the Sir Matt Busby Complex - in October 1998.

The pair were among the prizewinners at a prestigious Scottish Martial Arts Council invitation event.

Paul (11) was runner-up in the 9-12 years boys’ final while Darren was second in the senior under 75kg purple, white belt and under category.

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