March and Wisbech tae kwon-do students pass grades

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The Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do students took part in colour belt grading examinations, which are held four times a year.

These ‘gradings’ are conducted by 8th Dan Tae Kwon-Do Masters who come from around the country.

Students all start at white belt and work though yellow, green, blue and red belt grades until they are ready to aim for their black belts, which they take at Bristol in front of a panel of four 8th Dan Examiners and a 9th Dan Grandmaster.

To get to this stage will take a minimum of three-and-a-half years, but four years is more common depending on how well a student progresses.

The Mark Farnham Schools have their 
gradings at Providence Street Youth Centre, King’s Lynn.

Gradings are held on Sundays and start with a one hour training session where the student runs through the requirements for their grading, and the students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

Results from local schools, all students gaining their next level (belt), March School - Blue Belt (4th Kup): Harry Perring A Pass. Yellow Belt (8th Kup): Gavin Hobson A Pass. Yellow Stripe (9th Kup): Lucy Band.

Wisbech School - Green Belt (6th Kup): Aaron Ganger, Ben Kenealy. Green Stripe (7th Kup): Finnley Robinson. Yellow Belt (8th Kup): Paul Basham, Kai Peggs. Yellow Stripe (9th Kup): Thomas Burdett, Kim Coward A Pass, Faye Ferguson A Pass, Josephine Gribb-Timms, Paul Handshaw, Raphael Nirappel, Michael Scott.