Young Taekwondo duo achieve black belt success

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Two of Arran’s dedicated young Taekwondo students have achieved success in their black belt grading scoring two of the highest scores.

Nastassja Alberti, aged 16 and Patryk Gwizdowski aged 11, who both live in Whiting Bay, travelled with instructors John Divine and Debbie McNally to Dalkeith recently, where they joined 16 students from all over Scotland who were graded from 1st dan to 4th dan.

Participants underwent a rigorous assessment with the Arran pupils both enduring a tough two hour test and achieving two of the highest scores in the category.

Master Catherine Divine who headed the grading panel commented on their success saying that she was very impressed with the performances of the Arran students.

The Taekwondo clubs on the island now boast an impressive 12 black belts, 8 of which have been completely home taught on Arran.

Club training will restart on Wednesday January 10, at Arran High School and anyone interested in joining can go along for a free taster session on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9pm or on Fridays from 7pm to 9pm.

The club also meets in Brodick Church hall on Mondays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.



Arran Taekwondo students Nastassja Alberti and Patryk Gwizdowski joined students from all over Scotland to receive their black belt grading. No_B01tae01

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