Genbu-Kai Karate in Wellington recently tested and promoted five Ninja students to their next belt level belts. The 16-month Ninja program is specifically designed for pre-school children ages 4 to 6. Emphasis is placed on improving fine and gross motor skills while teaching life skills. Ninjas learn how to set and achieve goals while practicing twice a week and advancing through their nine required rank levels. The Ninja program is a preparatory program for the junior karate program. Shown above are: (front row) A.J. Clarke, Christopher Albino, Andrew Lowenthal, Jayden Carbonneau and Nicholas Newman; and (back row) Assistant Instructor Meagan Starr, Chief Instructor Sensei Keith Moore and Assistant Instructor Marjorie Bedsole.