Summer Black Belt Grading Report
The ITA Summer 2011 Black Belt Grading took place on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2011. 25 people were promoted by the ITA Examiners panel, which as chaired by Master Kenneth Wheatley VII, ITA President. On Saturday the 18th the Grading for those testing between II and V Dan took place. The Examiners Panel consisted of Master Kenneth Wheatley VII, Master Patrick O’Rourke VII and Mr. Paul Delea VI. Four people were promoted to II Dan, three to III Dan and two to V Dan. On Sunday the 19th the testing took place for those wishing to promote to I Dan. 16 candidates were promoted under the examiners panel of Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Mr. Pat Barry VI Dan, Mr. Ken Leahy V Dan, Mr. Adrian Byrne V Dan and Mr. Stephen Ryan V Dan. Over the two days candidates were rigorously tested in all areas of the ITA syllabus including, fundamental movement, technical kicking, patterns, step sparring, free sparring, self defense, power test, special technique and theory. The examiners were very pleased with the standard over the two days. The ITA would like to thank Mr. Pat Barry VI Dan and all at North Mon Taekwon-Do Club for their exceptional hosting of the event. Mr. Barry was presented with an award from his club members on the second day of the grading to mark the 20th anniversary of North Mon Taekwon-Do and Master Wheatley had the pleasure of presenting him with the award.
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