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On Wednesday June 2nd a black belt grading was held for over forty Kuk Sool practitioners at the Waterlane Sports Centre, Lowestoft.

For at least ten students from the Halesworth Kuk Sool School this was to be there final test before achieving their black belts.

The grading, which incorporated all aspects of the martial arts such as, kicking, punching, pre-arranged forms, self-defence techniques, board breaking and weapons was conducted by several senior Kuk Sool Masters, including the Grandmasters two eldest son’s.

On Saturday 5th June, the successful candidates from the Halesworth and Lowestoft Kuk Sool School, all travelled to King Lynn, Norfolk to receive their Black Belts, which were personally awarded by the Grandmaster himself in front of a very large audience of family and friends.

A special mention goes to Rory Davies who received an emotional standing-ovation from the audience when being awarded his second degree black belt.

Rory is currently battling a severe illness and was only able to make his promotion after recently coming home after a prolonged period of treatment in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Special congratulations go to the following people on achieving their first degree Black belts.

From Left to right; back row
Jamie Freeman, Jack Robbins, Robert Kemp, Chris Rogers 
Front row
Bilal Bounit, Finn Clouting, Alex Rogers
Also not pictured Alice Colls, Matthew Keal

1st degree Black Belt; Sian Savage, Brendan Harper, Shay Jordan, Ben Norris, Joseph Barber, Laura Gasson, Laura Riches, Andy Hemmings.

2nd degree Black Belt; Michael Garrod, Rory Davies

3rd degree Black Belt; Harriette Goldspink

4th degree Black Belt; Jonathan Denny, Matthew Goldspink

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