Taekwon-do black belt champions

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A  group of students from the Arran Taekwon-Do Club went across to Edinburgh recently to undertake their black belt gradings with Master John Divine.

All of the students passed their gradings as follows: Debbie McNally – 3rd degree black belt to 4th degree black belt;  Julie Cannon – 1st degree black belt to 2nd degree black belt; Dariusz Gwizdowski – 1st degree black belt to 2nd degree black belt; Sophie Andrew – promoted to 1st degree black belt.

John said: ‘Well done to all of these students who successfully passed and worked hard and showed high standards of commitment and dedication to achieve these belts.’

The Arran taekwon-do students who passed their gradings. NO_B48taeknowdo01

The students take the taekwon-do oath. NO_B48taekwondo02