Stuart passes with flying colours

Stuart Murat (16), during his pre-grading for his third Degree in Taekwon-do, delivering a perfectly placed side kick to the head of Alistair Hazel (32).  Stuart passed his pre-grading exam making him one of the most senior members of the Carter School of Taekwon-do in Wisbech.  Alistair went on to achieve his second Degree Black Belt.
Stuart Murat (16), during his pre-grading for his third Degree in Taekwon-do, delivering a perfectly placed side kick to the head of Alistair Hazel (32). Stuart passed his pre-grading exam making him one of the most senior members of the Carter School of Taekwon-do in Wisbech. Alistair went on to achieve his second Degree Black Belt.

Stuart Murat of the Carter School in Wisbech has passed his pre-grading for his third degree in Taekwon-do.

Alistair Hazel also went on to achieve his second degree black belt.

The 16-year-old Murat and 32-year-old Hazel were expected to complete more than 20 hugely complex patterns, totalling nearly 300 separate movements. They also had to demonstrate power, control, and precision to break several boards. Every element of the four and a half hour session was judged and marked.

They were among 25 Carter members of all ages who were put through their paces recently to achieve the next grade in Taekwon-do. They ranged from absolute beginners striving to achieve a yellow tag.

The Carter School meets at the Hudson Leisure Centre between 6pm and 7pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday – and the first lesson is always free, so anyone can go along and join in. The classes are for all ages from five to over sixty, and for all levels.