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On Saturday 27th November five members of the Lowestoft Kuk Sool Won Martial Art School traveled to Liverpool to receive their 1st degree black belts from Kuk Sa Nim.

The final presentation, which took place in front of 700 spectator’s was held a week later after all the candidates had completed a final rigorous three hour grading exam held regionally at

Bury St Edmunds on the 20th November.

To obtain a black belt in the traditional Korean Martial Art of Kuk Sool, all students have to consistently study and practice for a minimum of four years.
During this period the practitioners have to exhibit a wide variety of martial art skills and techniques, as well as displaying a high level of etiquette and good manners.

The successful candidates from Lowestoft are; from left to right – Ethan Bentley, Dion Thompson, Tom Bennett, Cordell Thompson and Joel Walling.

Congratulations also to Catherine Ellis in achieving her 3rd degree Black Belt during the same event.

Head Instructor at the Lowestoft Kuk Sool School, Martin Ducker said that for these children to obtain their black belts at such a young age is a fantastic achievement, all of these young people have practiced so hard and much credit is also due to the parents and grandparents who have supported them every step of the way.

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