The Kassman Taekwondo club held its grading sessions to qualify its students from their current ‘belt status’ to a new one.
Almost fifty students from the different categories all took part in the grading; some showing nerves while others proved that age is not a barrier.
The grading is an assessment of students who performed well in their techniques and demonstration of ability will be moved from their current best statuses to a new rather higher one.
The lowest belt being white while there is yellow, green, brown and red in between before reaching a black belt.
Each belt has three levels each being called ‘Kups’ or ‘tips’ and students have to master different levels before qualifying for the next, although senior member Samantha Kassman stated that some students can be able to ‘jump’ a level, depending on how well they have done.
The grading is done a week out from the southern Regional Taekwondo championships of which a number of students from the Kassman club will be taking part with the clubs administration hoping for some great results.