Martial arts students fly high
STUDENTS have shown impressive skills and determination at Rhee Tae Kwon Do’s final action day for the year.
Through hard work and high standards, four students successful achieved black belts on Saturday, December 10.
Tony Hughes from the Atherton centre with Dale Muccignat and Jordon Todd from the Dimbulah centre applied for First Dan Black Belt grading test together.
Sam Dryden, 14, from the Dimbulah Centre applied for the Junior Black Belt grading test on the day.
All four applicants displayed technique, speed and power while performing patterns, free sparing and a series of board breaks.
Their dedication to the martial art resulted in all four students being successful in achieving their Black Belts.
Regional Master Instructor for Tablelands Gennaro Arena was their grading examiner.
More than 50 students and 18 Black Belts from Atherton, Dimbulah and Mareeba training centres attended the day.
Students and Instructors are to be commended for their dedication towards training throughout 2016. Rhee Tae Kwon Do Tablelands secretary Gaye Taylor
Father and Founder of Tae Kwon Do in Australia and Rhee International Tae Kwon Do, World Master Chong Chul Rhee made a special visit, travelling from Sydney to Mareeba for the action day.
Rhee Tae Kwon Do Tablelands secretary Gaye Taylor congratulated students and instructors for their hard work.
“Students and Instructors are to be commended for their dedication towards training throughout 2016,” she said.
“They will take a well deserved break over Christmas and New Year. RTKD Training Centres will reopen in late January 2017.” MORE PICTURES, PAGE 23
Sam Dryden, 14, from the Dimbulah Centre executes a flying side kick over five students to break a timber board.