Sixteen-year-old, Dan Fishwick, a member of Morecambe Taekwon-Do recently travelled to Coventry to take his GTUK Black Belt Grading.
After a gruelling test it was announced that Dan had passed and he was awarded his new Black Belt by Chief examiner, Grand Master Oldham (9th Degree Black Belt), Head of Global Taekwon-Do UK.
Dan has been a valued member of Morecambe Taekwon-Do for several years and has passed nine previous coloured belt gradings, progressing from white belt to black tag before finally taking his national black belt in Coventry.
The national exam involved Dan completing assessments on patterns, sparring, destruction, self-defence and Korean terminology.
Only students able to demonstrate excellent technical skills along side the Tenets of Taekwon-Do, which are courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit are able to achieve the esteemed rank of black belt.
Patterns, sparring, destruction (adults only), self-defence and much more are taught at the club’s regular training with Mrs Mandy Clement (2nd Degree Black Belt).
The classes are great fun, teach discipline and are also a good way to keep fit.
The club is small and friendly and is currently looking for new members of all ages and abilities and beginners are very welcome at any time.
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays every week.
If you are interested in any further details then please call Mandy on 0782 8687 284 or visit www.gtuknorthwest.co.uk for further information.