ALEX’S DEDICATION LEADS TO YOUNGEST BLACK BELT IN THE SOUTHWEST IN TAE KWON-DO
We are very proud of one of our Year 6 pupils, Alex Finley, after he passed his Black Belt grading for Tae Kwon-Do in Bristol, making him the youngest black belt in the South West.
Alex, aged 10, has been a dedicated student of Hoeys Tae Kwon-Do at the Culdrose Community Centre for the past 4 years. It takes a minimum of 3 1/2 years of training to get to Black Belt and Alex has had to pass 9 coloured belt gradings before reaching his Black Belt grading.
In order to attain his Black Belt, Alex first had to pass a pre-grading in Bristol in front of the Vice Chairman of the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB). He then travelled again to Bristol, along with all other eligible students from the UK, to do his moves in front of five Grand Masters (the entire TAGB committee!) and answer questions in Korean.
Alex’s instructor, Ruth Hoey Clark (3rd Dan Instructor) had the following to say:
‘I am very proud of Alex's achievement, he has shown great dedication and worked really hard, it can be a very daunting task taking part in the black belt exam but Alex took it in his own stride. And at 10 years old now holds the title of youngest Black Belt in the South West.’
Well done Alex!