It was a special night for six Stonetown Karate Centre members Thursday night.
Jacob Downing, Aimee King, Hope Johns, and Jeremy Lorentz, his son Jaron and daughter Jenessa all received their First Degree Black Belt status in martial arts.
Presenting the six with their plaques was SKC Sensei Fred Keller.
Downing started in karate in 2004, while King and Johns both started the following year. All three are St. Marys residents.
The Lorentz family is from the Lakeside area. Jaron Lorentz started in karate in 2007. His dad Jeremy started in martial arts in 2008, and his sister Jenessa in 2009.