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Kumgang Taekwondo Club impresses at grading ceremony

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Since its establishment back in 1999, the Kumgang Taekwondo Club has been a hub for nurturing and honing the skills of Martial Arts enthusiasts, mainly in the realm of Korean Martial Arts. Over the years, the club has grown steadily, producing its current cohort of proficient practitioners.

A total of 25 students participated in the club’s grading ceremony that was held recently. Seen is the club members standing for a team photo. Picture: Supplied

Recently there was a bustle of excitement in the air at the Kimberley Big Hole Mine Museum grounds, in the area adjacent to the Occidental Bar, as the Kumgang Taekwondo Club played host to a highly anticipated event – the club’s grading ceremony – and event that drew in healthy numbers of eager spectators and focused participants alike.

Since its establishment back in 1999, the Kumgang Taekwondo Club has been a hub for nurturing and honing the skills of Martial Arts enthusiasts, mainly in the realm of Korean Martial Arts. Over the years, the club has grown steadily, producing its current cohort of proficient practitioners.

The grading itself was a pretty impressive event with participants dressed in their immaculate white Doboks (the uniform worn by practitioners of Korean martial arts) as proud, excited family members and friends watched the proceedings.

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There was a palpable sense of enthusiasm in the air with the students eager to showcase their prowess in Taekwondo.

And it wasn’t a small event either with a total of 25 students participating in the grading, each more than ready to demonstrate their dedication and skill.

Among the grading students were six impressive individuals who, despite being under the age of 15, held the prestigious rank of 1st Poom black belts. Additionally, two students displayed their mastery as 1st Dan black belts, two as 2nd Dan black belts, and one as a 3rd Dan black belt.

Under the astute supervision of their esteemed instructor, 6th Dan Sabunim Thomas du Plessis, every participant was put through a rigorous evaluation process encompassing both traditional and sport-oriented aspects of Taekwondo.

The grading tested a wide variety of techniques including forms, sparring, and breaking techniques, challenging the students to display their proficiency across various dimensions of the discipline.

However, it was interesting to note that the event not only highlighted the dedication and skill of the practitioners but also served as a testament to the nurturing environment and commitment to excellence fostered by the Kumgang Taekwondo Club itself.

The grading session’s successful completion not only demonstrated how much the participants had learned in Taekwondo, but also proved how dedicated they are to improving and mastering techniques in the discipline.

As these and future students of the club keep going on their Taekwondo journey, what they’ve already achieved will be super inspiring for other club members and anyone who wants to try Taekwondo.

The Kumgang Taekwondo Club is like a stronghold of awesome martial arts. It’s all about skill, discipline, and friends coming together. This club is making sure Taekwondo has a great future in Kimberley, and it’s exciting to be a part of it!

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