It was a proud moment for pupils at the South African Self Defence Academy, a mixed martial art school in Somerset West incorporating karate, kobujitsu and jiujitsu, run by Terry-Lynn Hawtrey and Jerome Petersen. Pictured in the front, from left are Dylan Hayes, Christiaan Botha, Bryan Benjamin and Morgan du Plessis. In the second row are Terry-Lynn Hawtrey, Nolan van Niekerk, Dylan Sawyer, Kara Pienaar and Max Oosthuizen, and in the back are Jerome Petersen and Giovanni Matthews. This was their first assessment of the year for this group, and they all passed. PICTURE: ESCOIS BENJAMIN

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