Fraser Howard, above, from Cargenbridge travelled to Airdrie for the Scottish Budokan Association Dan grading.
He has been doing the martial art since 1998 and is the assistant instructor/coach at all the Stewartry karate clubs.
Meanwhile, the Stewartry Karate Club Kyu belts grading took place at Kirkcudbright Academy and was a great success with over 40 students passing the next belt.
In addition, the Stewartry Inter-club Grand Prix Final was held on December 1 at Castle Douglas Town Hall comprising four events.
The medal winners this year are:
Boys: Ross Lachlan, Sam Murphy, Aaron Clement, Alexander Rutherford, Gregor Baird, Rubin Hamilton, Eamon McFarlane, Tobias Higgs, Morgan McGowan, Archie Campbell, Django Spyergrubb, Matthew Hunter, Alex McMenemy, Wallace Campbell.
Girls: Grace Hunter, Alba Higgs, Lottie Spyergrubb, Niamh Millar and Eillidh Rutherford.
Club trophy: 1st Castle Douglas, 2nd Dalbeattie and 3rd Kirkcudbright.