On Saturday 1st June 2013, the annual Kuk Sool Won European Championships were once again held at Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Twenty students from the Lowestoft school entered the competition and came away with an amazing haul of 50 medals in total.
10 Gold, 17 silver, 16 bronze and 7 copper.
As well as participating in the tournament, twenty other individual students from the Lowestoft Kuk Sool Won School were awarded their respective black belts.
Earlier in the week a black belt examination had been held at the Waterlane Sports Centre. The grading, which consisted of performing all aspects of the martial arts, was conducted in front of a panel of international Master’s, as well as the Grandmaster and founder of Kuk Sool Won, In Hyuk Suh, 10th Degree Black Belt.
The successful candidates are as follows;
1st Dan Black Belt
OAKLEY NOBLE, ALEX GRAHAM, LUDO PEYRY, SUZY ANGELUS
JAMES BROWN, ETHAN LAUGHLAND, FREJA BOUNDS, SHANNON HARRISON, LEWIS HARRISON, JONATHAN PASQUETTE,
ANYA BOAGS, JOSEPH GALLAGER, TRACY MERRIDALE
JOE MERRIDALE, DAVY SHARPE, CHARLOTTE COLVIN,
CHARLOTTE ADCOCK, HENRY CHURCH
2nd Dan Black Belt
There was also special acknowledgment and promotion for long-serving student, Kris French, who has now become one of only a few people to reach the distinguished level of ‘Master Instructor’–5thDegree Black Belt here in the UK. Kris currently works as a Detective Constable, with the Norfolk Constabulary and started his Kuk Sool training at the age of nine years old at the Waterlane Sports Centre.