Mellor kick-boxer Lauren earns black belt

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Lauren Taylor, from Mellor, has earned her 1st Dan black belt in kick-boxing at the age of nine.

Lauren, who started martial arts when she was three, achieved the award on Sunday, after an intensive three-hour examination.

She regularly attends N.S.K.A. Leyland, where she has been trained by Sensei Daz Ellis black belt 6th Dan, former British, European and World Champion.

By gaining the award, she has shown patience, discipline and skill and made her club and family very proud.