Students star at taekwondo gradings
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.