Hosted at the P&J Arena on Thursday, March 23, local martial arts school Sansum Black Belt Aberdeen attended Aberdeen’s Sports Awards as finalists for Club of the Year.

Supported by Active Aberdeen Partnership, these awards showcase the city’s sporting achievements and gives recognition to the work the clubs/groups do, promoting sport, physical activity, and health opportunities within the communities of Aberdeen City.

Surrounded by some of Aberdeen’s local athletes, volunteers, clubs, and groups; and despite being pipped to the post in the Club of the Year category, Sansum Black Belt Aberdeen continue to aim high in making positive changes to every individual who walks through their door.

Sansum Black Belt Aberdeen strives to promote fitness for all ages and are committed to improve the mental and physical wellbeing for everyone who trains with them. Not just a karate school; the club teaches the importance of life skills and are proud of the diverse and inclusive club it has become since starting in 2019.

They’ve had the amazing opportunity to work with a group of Ukrainian refugees, one being a multiple medallist and Olympic athlete in Taekwondo, who is now in a position to launch his own classes within their facility.

They have also been working with a client with Multiple Sclerosis as part of a pilot scheme, to improve overall quality of life and this has shown increased mental health of the individual, improved muscle strength and inclusion. Everyone deserves the opportunity to train, no matter the ability, neurodiversity, condition, or background.

Instructors Colin & Tracey Cass use their combined knowledge and expertise to create the best experience possible for their students, help them be the best versions of themselves and are excited for the year ahead where they aim to reach out to more of the city.

For more information on Sansum Black Belt Aberdeen please visit or contact Tracey Cass on 07720748989 or email

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