Two young students from Halewood's Tae Kwon-Do's club have recently achieved their 1st Degree Black Belts in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon-Do.
Joe Clifton (8) and Jessica Banks (13) both train at Halewood Tae Kwon-Do Club under instructor Chris Davies (29), 3rd Degree Black Belt. They have been training especially hard over the last few months in preparation for the Black Belt Grading, which tests students on various aspects of Tae Kwon-Do; including sparring ability, technical skill and even Korean terminology. Students can be asked to demonstrate anything from the entire white-to-black belt syllabus, which takes a minimum of three and a half years of training to complete.
The grading itself took place on Sunday 17th November. Despite some slight nervousness, both students performed with confidence and proficiency, and were delighted to receive the news that they have successfully achieved their 1st Degree Black Belts.
One of the club’s instructors, Deborah Davies (54), was also successful at the Black Belt Grading, and was proud to achieve her 3rd Degree Black Belt.
The success of the club’s Black Belt students is a reflection of their hard work and commitment to training, and their instructor and fellow students are very proud of their achievements.
More information on Halewood Tae Kwon-Do Club can be found at www.halewoodtaekwondo.com.
Pictured are Joe, Jess and Deborah with the instructor, Chris Davies.