Success at Local and National Gradings for South Devon Tae Kwon Do Students
Image (contributed) LtoR: Jenny Pike (1st Dan), Tasha Harding (1st Dan), Shawna Ball (2nd Dan), Jack Baker (1st Dan 2 Star), Master Dew (8th Dan and TAGB Vice Chairman), Hannah Broughton (1st Dan), Abbie Thomas (1st Dan 1 Star), Chloe Pike (1st Dan) and Wyn Thomas (1st Dan)
Over the grading weekend, almost 500 students from the organisation took the exam for either their black belt or additional black belt degree grading. On this occasion, all seven were successful: Tasha Harding (Newton Abbot); Hannah Broughton (Newton Abbot); Jenny Pike (Newton Abbot); Chloe Pike (Newton Abbot); Emma Matthews (Newton Abbot) and Wyn Thomas (Dawlish) all became first degree black belts while Shawna Ball (Teignmouth) became a second degree black belt. In addition to these, the following junior students took a star grading; this is the next step for junior students toward their second degree black belts: Jack Baker (Newton Abbot) took a second star and Abbie Thomas (Dawlish) a first.
The school also had its latest coloured belt grading held at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre (above). Around 50 students took part including some from the neighbouring school of Torbay Tae Kwon Do. MartialArts4Fun had a very successful day with a 100% success rate. Advanced passes and a grading award were awarded to white belt Kirk Matthews (Mortonhampstead) and blue belt James Moore (Newton Abbot). The following students narrowly missed out but still came away with a plus pass for their efforts: Andrew Lloyd (Newton Abbot) and Ben Davies (Ashburton).
If you are interested in joining this successful organisation, classes with MartialArts4Fun are held across Teignbridge six days a week. The classes cater for both adults and children, so families are able to train alongside each other, and the schools offer a month’s free training so you can try out this martial art with no commitment. For more information please visit the website www.martialarts4fun.co.uk or contact Senior Instructor Master Peter O’Neill (6th Dan), on 07718 750390.