TAE KWON-DO: Students make the grade

Long Sutton students
Long Sutton students

Students from the Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do have been successful in colour belt grading examinations.

Gradings are conducted by 8th Dan Tae Kwon-Do Masters from around the country who each have more than 40 years’ experience.

Spalding students

Spalding students

A student needs to have worked for an allotted time and be up to a good standard for the grade they are taking.

Students all start at white belt and work though yellow, green, blue and red grades until they are ready to aim for their black belts which they take at Bristol in front of four 8th Dan Examiners and a 9th Dan Grandmaster.

The Mark Farnham Schools have their gradings at Providence Street Youth Centre, King’s Lynn.

Gradings are held on Sundays and start with a one-hour training session where the student runs through the requirements for their grading, and then they take part in their grading session.

This month’s four gradings saw 133 students attend. They included five black belt juniors taking star gradings.

They achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, all students passed with good grades.

This makes a total of well over 12,500 students passing colour belt gradings with the schools in the last 28 years.

Students receive their grades and belts during presentations which are held at their own school during the next week.

Anyone interested in learning martial arts should call Mark Farnham on 07771 644460 or 01553 841880 or for more information visit www.mftkd.co.uk

RESULTS

LONG SUTTON

Red Stripe: Andrew Mason

Blue Belt: George Lake

Yellow Stripe: Charlotte Lake, Elle Sadler, Sophie-Ann Wilkinson

SPALDING

Yellow Belt: Aleksandr Sturme

Yellow Stripe: Kacper Pawlik