Black Belt Promotions

Saturday 25th September 2010 saw the second ITF Senior Black Belt Grading of the year held at Mellow Lane School, Hayes, Middlesex & included 3 intrepid BDTKD students hoping to be promoted by ITF Secretary General Master Trevor Nicholls, 8th Degree Black Belt.

The day began with a 180 mile trip to UKITF headquarters at near Heathrow Airport, and then the short journey to the grading venue where another 14 hopefuls and their instructors were beginning to assemble. Over the next 4 hours all the candidates were put through their paces, performing a series of Drills, Tul, Sparring, and finally Power Breaking, before being called back to the floor to receive their results.

We have great pleasure to announce that both Miss Lyndsay Walkinshaw & Mr Geoff Bulfin were both sucessfully promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt, and Mr Gavin Dineley was promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt.

Miss Walkinshaw’s promotion being especially poignant by making her one of the youngest ITF 2nd Degree Black Belts in the World!!!

Congratulations to all 3 of them and to everyone else who passed the grading, keep up the good work!!!