On the 2nd November Vision Taekwon-Do Association held a black belt grading. The panel included Mr Chesterman, Mr Dunn and Mr Thompson with Mr Bourne assisting.
With only 11 Students testing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree black belt the students were put through a gruelling test by the examiners, which lasted the whole day. All the candidates firstly had to answer in depth theory questions at the examiners table covering all different elements of Taekwon-Do including, significant dates, patterns, Korean terminology, hand and foot tools, theory of power to name but a few.
After a brief break the students had a chance to prepare themselves for the practical test ahead. Several hours of practical testing involving the following elements: kicking combinations, patterns, 1 step, 2 step and 3 step sparring, self defence and situational defence, free sparring, 2v1 sparring, stick defence, knife defence and extensive power breaking including several jumping techniques and brick breaking for black belts.
Congratulations to the following students who were promoted:
Passed to 3rd Degree – Simon Cox
Passed to 2nd Degree – Nikolai Naylor
Passed to 1st Degree – Sarah Budd, Jamie Singers, Sehajdev Singh Bhatia, Veron Bradley, Jacob Bennett and Omar Elhalwagy