The Choi Kwang Do Black Belt Academy, based in Alford and Kingswells, held a grading earlier this month at the Alford Public Hall.
The event sparked a lot of interest and in addition to the 39 students grading it was well attended with spectators going along to watch the students being put through their paces.
In the afternoon session they held a black belt grading for Mrs Lynn Cormack who put in a sterling performance and successfully tested from brown belt senior to il dan.
Lynn showed extraordinary perseverance during the gruelling three hour test, especially during the power test where she had to break three 1” boards with a spinning side kick.
The kick itself is very technical and even breaking one board can be a trial in itself. Lynn stepped up to the mark and despite several unsuccessful attempts she persevered and completed her testing by smashing the boards in great style.
The club was very proud of her achievement and would like to pass on their congratulations.
The club would also like to thank all the instructors who tested alongside Lynn, even though it meant that they also had to complete the entire black belt grading procedure despite the fact they were only supposed to demonstrate their own techniques for a tag test. It showed the support and commitment that the club has for the students.
The club is thriving with around 90 active members, and at the moment they are looking for more adult members to join, as the bulk of their participants at the moment are below the age of 14.
The club offers a completely free month’s worth of classes to any new students, and after this period there is no obligation to join.
The next grading will be in June, and they welcome any spectators at these events.
You can visit the club website for more information at: www.ckd.org.uk.