Mizukara is a group or clubs brought together to help children and adults achieve success by helping to develop student's self-confidence, motor skills and physical abilities as well.

It has been suggested that it takes at least four years for an adult to go from beginner to black belt in karate provided they are training at least three times a week. However for a child going from beginner through to adult black belt this is something that takes a lot, lot longer, especially.

At the recent Northern Ireland Karate Championships which were held in QUB PEC in Belfast karate students from the Scrabo club in Ards and the Carnalea and Aurora clubs in Bangor came away with a Christmas sack of medals. The top performer of the squad was Rachael Fleming from Bangor who gave fantastic performances in.