New black belts for Annabel Murcott’s students
Sixth Dan Master Annabel Murcott is a very proud Instructor, as she now has another five new black belts and six more promoted to Dan grades.
Students from Stamford, Deeping Bourne, Billingborough and Peterborough, travelled to the Tae Kwon Do Academy in Bristol, the headquarters of the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain, Europe’s largest martial art organisation.
All the students were vigorously put through their paces in front of a panel of four Eighth Dan World Masters and Ninth Dan Grand Master David Oliver, the chairman of the TAGB.
Each student must perform a set routine of self defence moves, hand and foot destruction, answer in depth questions on Korean history, translate from English to Korean body parts and techniques as well as showing a high level of skill whilst fighting their opponents.
Master Annabel Murcott said: “As always it’s a proud moment for any instructor to watch students grow and reach their goals. It’s like all sports, the more you put in the more you will get out of it. I am however very proud of the ones that unfortunately didn’t make the grade last time, they showed true indomitable spirit, came back stronger and more determined and made the grade this time, this also shows that it’s not as easy as people think and nerves can takeover on the day.”
The club has now got its sights on training for the British championships at the end of November, the last big competition of the year and more importantly next year will see the largest Martial Arts World championships held in the UK.