Stu­dents star at taek­wondo grad­ings

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

TAEK­WONDO

CANNONVALE and Proser­pine taek­wondo mem­bers are cel­e­brat­ing af­ter a flock of stu­dents suc­cess­fully com­pleted grad­ing last month.

A to­tal of 50 stu­dents from the Cannonvale and Proser­pine clubs were as­sessed for their next belt level at the Whit­sun­day Taek­wondo Oh Do Kwan Gup (coloured belt) grad­ing on Satur­day, March 29.

There were 26 tigers (stu­dents aged four to seven), 18 ju­niors (ages seven to 12) and six se­niors (13-years and older) – all of whom suc­cess­fully passed, ad­vanc­ing to their next level or ‘gup’.

The grad­ing was con­ducted by head in­struc­tor and ex­am­iner Vicky Gil­lam (fourth Dan Black Belt), and as­sisted by Black Belt in­struc­tors Jim Hodges, Jar­rad Arthur and Bowie Hodges.

All of the stu­dents have worked ex­tremely hard to get to this stage in their train­ing and there were some no­table achieve­ments on the day.

From the ‘lit­tle tigers’ there were dou­ble pro­mo­tions for Cal­lum Ed­mond­son, Tane Den­ni­son, Lu­cas Cre­tan, Wiremu Tairaki, Mar­cus Thomas, Jack Willemse, Lu­cas Allen-Fanke, Con­nor Dev­ery and Ryver Court.

In the ju­niors and se­niors there were also dou­ble pro­mo­tions from white belt to yel­low 2 for Michael Mar­sio­nis, Noe­lani Sobott and Moa Ng­whare.

The Best Grad­ing Tro­phies were awarded to Ryver Court, Tane Den­ni­son, Reuben Jarvis and Micah Id­dles for ex­cel­lent demon­stra­tions.

Whit­sun­day Taek­wondo Oh Do Kwan has train­ing ses­sions on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days at the Proser­pine High School and at the Cannonvale State School on Tues­days and Thurs­days.

For any queries re­gard­ing taek­wondo or train­ing times, please con­tact the club on 4947 3467 or 0416 350 439.

SE­NIOR BELTS: Nick Faletti, Micah Id­dles, Pete Sheehy, Nick Mar­sio­nis, (front) Lach­lan Ed­mond­son and Ryan McCormack at their se­nior belt at the Whit­sun­day Taek­wondo Oh Do Kwan Gup (coloured belt) grad­ing last month.

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