Students gain new belts
TAEKWONDO: A total of 51 students from both the Proserpine and Cannonvale taekwondo clubs were assessed on Sunday for their next belt level at the Whitsunday Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan Grading.
There were 18 tigers (students aged 4–7 years), 21 juniors (7–12 years) and 12 seniors (12 years and older) at the grading.
All students successfully passed and advanced to their next level, gup or dan.
The grading was conducted by master instructor and examiner Vicky Gillam, 5th dan black belt, and assisted by 2nd dan black belts Jim Hodges and Micah Iddles and 1st dans Jody Van Wyk and Anya Jackson.
Gillam said it was a successful day for the clubs.
“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,” she said.
In a particularly memorable achievement for one student, Veronica Roberts, obtained her 1st dan black belt.
From the little tigers kids there were direct promotions to junior belt for Levi Baker and Ellie-Rose Davies.
There were quite a few double promotions awarded to the tigers and also to Imogen Howard and Feywer White who were promoted directly to 8th gup, yellow 2.
The best grading trophies were awarded to Alisara White, Imogen Howard, Caleb Robinson and Veronica Roberts.
Whitsunday Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan has training sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Proserpine State High School and at the Cannonvale State School on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For enquiries regarding taekwondo or training times, contact the club on
0416 350 439 or 0406 540 719 or email info@whitsundaytkd. com.au.