Black Belt Pre-Grading 17th September 2017
Monday 18th September 2017
After a busy summer the September Pre-Grading was here before we knew it! We thought that the March Pre-Grading was our biggest, but we were so impressed to see almost 80 Fortitude Students coming to train and pregrade. We had over 50 students pre-grading for Black Belt and above on Sunday 17th September.
Students were rigorously put through their paces, going over each pattern from Chon-Ji through to Choong Moo, nine patterns in total and Black Belts practiced up to nine further patterns dependant on their Dan... We brought with us our three new breaker board holders and every student was coached to understand the importance of power in Taekwon-Do and how to apply the 'Theory of Power' referred to in our training...the last hour of the four hour seminar was dedicated to students hoping to gain the opportunity to grade to black belt and above on Sunday 15th October.
Students were carefully corrected throughout the seminar and coached by Master Hodson, Mrs Hodson and supported by Mrs Hansen and Mr Pitman to enable them to improve before they grade to Black Belt on 29th April 2017.
The 4 hour seminar has been very well received with students enhancing their skills further and taking on board particular areas needed for practice.
We wish all the students the very best of luck for the upcoming Belt Belt Grading and don't forget to keep asking for more from your Instructor, this is your time to absorb as much information as you can! We won't mind..:)
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, it not an act, but a habit" Aristotle