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Sensei Clayton [back second to the right], the other senseis and youth are photographed together after practice.

Sensei Clayton [back second to the right], the other senseis and youth are photographed together after practice.

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More than 30 youth, ages four years old and up, attentively listened and responded as their sensei gave orders on last Monday night at their karate class at Athalie Range Park. Dressed in a black karate uniform, known to them as a “gi,” all of the students warmed up cohesively. The group was positioned by levels: the more experienced students, who wore blue and yellow belts, stood in the front and the beginning students, who wore white belts, stood in the back.