Three members of the Street-based Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School have achieved the discipline's ultimate goal and become 1st Dan black belts.
Kelly Turner-Lee, Ashley Herron and Victoria House successfully came through a three-hour panel grading in Swindon at their first attempt.
To make their achievement all the more impressive, they were the first members of the ladies-only training programme in the UK to receive the highest grading.
Instructor Lucy Fear said: "What a momentous occasion it was for us all. They passed with outstanding technique and honour – I am so proud of them, what an inspiration to all the ladies that follow.
"These ladies have trained with me for around four years and have now achieved their goal but that's not the end – we've reset the goals and are already working towards their 2nd Dan."
Ladies-only kickboxing classes are held in Street, Wells and Shepton Mallet, with new members aged 12 and over always welcome.
Call 07809 482461 for a free trial and more information.