4th December 2022 was a pivotal day that marked the 148th TTM grading, celebration of TTM’s 30th anniversary and first Christmas luncheon post COVID-19 lockdown.
In the weeks leading up to the grading, jejanims attended a pre-grading workshop to refine their patterns, hand and kicking techniques, and self-defence. It is highly encouraged that all grading students embrace the opportunities to attend these pre-grading workshops in the future to boost their confidence and grading results.
The grading was kicked off by the adult colour-belts and, as the morning went by, the junior colour-belts filed in punctually for their grading. The students were required to performed their patterns, kicking techniques and self-defence routines. This was followed by grading specific sparring which focused on the utilisation of a variety of attacking and blocking techniques, and the importance of footwork such as dodging and side-stepping. All jejanims performed superbly on the day, exhibiting the fruits of their hard work. Fellow jejanims were inspired and the spectating black belts were impressed by the grading jejanims. We hope family and friends also enjoyed the opportunity to spectate the grading.
After the grading was the annual TTM award presentation, which recognised the diligence, performance, and commitment of jejanims throughout the year and their journey with TTM. The awards included best attendance awards presented to students that attended most, if not all, of their classes during the year, highlighting their enthusiasm and dedication towards Taekwon-Do. Awards were also presented to students for most improvement, distinguished grading results, and overall excellence. It was also inspiring to witness senior black belts, sabums and boosabums being presented with prestigious awards recognising their commitment and support for the club. The award recipients have supported the club for over decades and some since the inception of the club!
Jejanims were not the only ones to receive something. Sasung and Sabum Tam were surprised with thoughtful gifts from jejanims and their parents, as well as from AAITF members, to congratulate them for TTM's 30th anniversary.
The awards ceremony was followed by spectacular demonstrations of team patterns from the various dojangs, pattern application and breaking from the black belts. The team patterns showed team work, coordination and skill. It was heartening to see jejanims of all ages and belts participate in the demonstrations.
Congratulations to all jejanims on their grading and award recipients. A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this remarkable day successful. Also, a big thank you to all the parents for attending and celebrating this special occasion with us.
Winston Phan Ⅱ Dan
Congratulations to all jejanims who passed your grading.
148th TTM grading result:
Probation means one component of the grading is unsuccessful although meeting the overall passing mark.
9th Gup White Belt Yellow-tip
Minji Huang, Moses Soukie, Aiden Xia, Annabell Ni, Elijah Youssef, Qi Hang and Nevaeh(probabtion-pending step sparring)
8th Gup Yellow Belt
Danny Wang, Shen Zhong Lee, Calysta Valhos, Zane Cetindemir, Adrian Abouhanna, Vanessa Yang, Isabella Shalyapina, Hamza Ibrahim and Zackery Sekulceski
7th Gup Yellow Belt Green-tip
Lucas Hua, Reyansh Mehta, Evan Huang, Meave Suwanto, Maxwell Suwanto(probabtion-pending Do-San tul), Jonathan Haklane, Zackery Sekulceski
6th Green Belt
Albert, Agsalda, Max Peng, Benjamin Marcos, Mia Cetindermir, Matthew Haddad, Jacky Peng, Aj Hawli, Will Choi,
Zayn Hage, Joshua Javier, Matias Angel, Farah Hawli, Kartikeya Pathak(probation-pending step sparring)
5th Gup Green Belt Blue-tip
Tsubasa Uno, Javis Tan, Gracelyn Neville, Hussain Ibrahim, Christopher Le, Joshua Mears, Elizabeth Le, Jordan Conwell
4th Gup Blue Belt
Misaki Uno, Nicholas Marcos, Catherin Ni, Jacko Deng, Brian Chen, Mariam Ibrahim, Benjamin Murr, Evelyn Huynh,
Clark Huynh, Ricahrd Ni, Alanna Abouhanna, Joshua Hadadd, Duc Vo, Zaynab Ibrahim, Ian Chen, Joanna Bechara
3rd Gup Blue Belt Red-tip
Audriella Haddad, Xavier Moloney, Chloe Tan
2nd Gup Red Belt
Nathanael Chan, Isaac Neville, Tony Youssef, Brandon Kidner, Bianka Lee
1st Gup Red Belt Black-tip
Kyan Aung(probabtion-pending step sparring), River Hooper(probabtion-pending step sparring), Justin Mio(probabtion-pending step sparring)
TTM is proud to announce the following award recipients:
29 Years of Continued Support, Commitment and Dedication
Sabum Mayumi Tam
23 Years of Continued support, Commitment and Dedication
Sabum Alan Luong
19 Years of of Continued Support, Commitment and Dedication
18 Years of Continued Support, Commitment and Dedication
15 Years of Continued Support, Commitment and Dedication
Musk Chow and Grace Wee
13 Years of Continued Support, Commitment and Dedication
12 Years of Continued Support, Commitment and Dedication
Sabum Jacek Leszczynski, Boosabum Mark Balfour and Kevin Quach
10 Years of Continued Support, Commitment and Dedication
Best Grading Result 2022
Black Belt of The Year - Winston Phan
Colour Belt - Loudonald Go
TaekwonKids - Adrian Abouhanna
Distinguished Grading Result 2022
Black Belt - Sabum Mayumi Tam and Sabum Alan Luong
Colour Belt - Loukit Ghale and Jayant Ghartimar
TaekwonKids - Kyan Aung and River Hooper
Most Improved Student
Minji Huang, Calysta Vlahos, Will Choi, Oliver Beattie, Shuen Zhon Lee, Zaynab Ibrahim, Vanessa Yang and Dina Levy
Perfect Attendance Award
Bianka Lee, Misaki Uno, Tsubasa Uno and Justin Mio
Best Attendance Award
Richard Ni, Mariam Ibrahim, Zayn Hage, Shiv Patel, Mia Cetindermir, Lucas Hua, Shuen Zhon Lee, Nathanael Chan, Nicholas Marcos, Benjamin Marcos, Clark Huynh, Evelyn Huynh, Will Choi and Dr Michael Zhu
In Grateful Appreciation for Your 30 Years of Dedication and Support
Sabum Raymond Sue, Sabum Jackson Chan, Isaac Tsui and Kelvin Chung
In Grateful Appreciation for Your 15 Years of Dedication and Support
In Grateful Appreciation for Your 10 Years of Dedication and Support
TaekwonDults grading photos
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