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Droitwich TaeKwon-Do enjoy grading success

Droitwich Editorial 9th Mar, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

DROITWICH TaeKwon-Do enjoyed a successful grading test as every member who took the exam made the step up to the next level.

For members to move up a grading, they have to go through a series of physical exams which test if they can follow a set of moves, show precision, remember move sequences and show an understanding of the sport’s theory and philosophy.

Head instructor Sally Gleaves, who has been a part of Droitwich TaeKwon-Do for 16 years, was impressed to see all of her students pass the grading with flying colours.

“It’s a real testament to my students as they have worked so hard to reach the next level,” she said.




“The test can be really difficult, especially for the young children involved, but they all passed with flying colours.

“It’s a real proud moment for me and for the club as we not only focus on martial arts development but personal development too.


“Everybody who passed has had a big confidence and self-esteem boost; they really deserve the success.”

When Sally joined the club, there was only six students, but over the last 16 years, that number has more than trebled.

Not only do she offer martial arts and self-development training to her 20 students, her duties span out to giving career advice, teaching lessons on anti-bullying and improving the behaviour of the younger members.

“We have had some real ups and downs,” Sally added.

“When I first came here we had hardly any members and it had been left in a bad way.

“There has been a real morale boost amongst members in the time I have been here and numbers have grown.

“With the members passing the recent grading tests that has also boosted morale.

“Everybody did so well and I am proud of every single one of them, they deserve to celebrate.”

Following the grading success, Droitwich TaeKwon-Do have several events in the pipeline with a charity sparring event lined up June.

Two members of the club have been suffering with cancer – one of which has been given the all clear – and in a bid to raise money for charity, Sally and her members will be doing 100 rounds of sparring.

 

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