We had a good turn out for this grading. With the assistance of Sabum Mayumi, an international instructor & examiner who examined the TaekwonKids grading, the grading ran on schedule. Sabum Mayumi reported that all TaekwonKids had a high standard, while the TaekwonDults confidently exhibited sharp and precise techniques to examiner Sonim Sahyun Tam in the main hall. The standard of the jejas has definitely improved since the last grading and is destined to further improve.
Samantha Tam and Musk Chow should be commended for their skills in technical breaking and "no sweat" in their 15 rounds of sparring. Thanks to Sabum Raymond Sue who has been preparingthem on the sideline in his Punch-On fitness class. Both girls made it and passed their graing to 2nd Dan. Kevin Quach has been well prepared for his grading and his self defense techniques were flawless with effective control, subduing his attackers. Kevin went on to break what ever he was asked, despite his sprained ankle in his gruelling 15 rounds of matsogi. Kevin is now the newst yudanja in Tam Taekwon-Do Mudokwan. Well done to all three new degree holders and also well done and congratulations to all TaekwonKids and TaekwonDults who passed their grading.
Thanks goes to Boosabum Jacek, Joseph Do and Colin Pong who came in very early set up the dojang for the grading and all other black belts who supported your dojangmates.
Congratulations to all who passed the grading:
Yellow-tip 9th Gup
Sienna Ferreira, Marcus Tsui, Ali Karnib, Angelina Cassab, Emmanuelle Cassab, Sienna Dellacorte, Alexander Thanos, Ronson Chan, Russell Kang, Chelsea Chan, Jody Pan, Mohamad Karnib, Jonathan Sung-Soo Choi, Jaimey Foti, Diana Porta
Yellow Belt 8th Gup
Ali Hammoud, Hussein Hammoud, Kavin Gunashanhar, Jana Hammoud, Ian Pomeroy, Peter Sammut
Yellow Belt Green-tip 7th Gup
Ethan Thai Hoang Tran, Ashley Chan, Kristian Bozinovski, Isabella Bozinovski, Akiva Winton, Ji-Sun Cecelia Choi, Wing Yang Rosalie Cheung
Green Belt 6th Gup
Tuan JR Tran, Alfred Agsalda, Natalie Tran, Daniel Nunez, Dmitri Stepanov, Oleta Yeung
Green Belt Blue-tip 5th Gup
Kristina Leung, Serena Quach, Bill Hong, Jeremy Dang
Blue Belt 4th Gup
James Chan, Marcus Karevski, Nathan Myaskovetskiy, Samara Hyman, Shelley Hyman, Andrew Hyman
Blue Belt Red-tip 3rd Gup
Kevin Huynh, Ethan Tang, Jonathan Go
Red Belt 2nd Gup
Zakariya Hage, Dylan Eurlings, Elaine Li, Michael Chan, Daniel Shalyapin
Red Belt Black-tip 1st Gup
Black Belt 1st Dan
Black Belt 2nd Dan
Yun Yi Tam and Musk Chow
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