Sian Reilly promoted to 1st Dan Black Belt
On Sunday June 6th, Sian successfully passed her 1st dan grading following 8 years of committed training.
The grading tested all aspects of Taekwondo including poomsae, sparring, one-step and self-defence and was conducted by Grandmaster Lindsay Lawrence, 7th Dan, Grandmaster Mark Biddlecombe, 7th Dan, Master Michael King, 6th Dan and Master Graham Jones, 6th Dan. Sian is pictured with Master King, Technical Director Taekwondo Chungdokwan GB, alongside her long term friend Jazzy Bailey from Powerhouse Taekwondo who was also promoted.
Starting as a 4 year old at the Overton class in 2002, Sian has been a committed student now training 3-4 times a week and regularly competing for the club as a poomsae competitor, including her recent silver medal at the Southern Championships. This promotion is great recognition of her commitment and dedication to our martial arts and to the club.
The next Dan Grading will be on Sunday 5th December in Southampton. With a significant number of 1st Kups/Black Tags in the club, we look forward to a number of people joining Sian as a new black belt in 2010.