Latest Thoroughbred Black Belts
Congratulations to the latest group of Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do Black Belts promoted recently at the Balwyn (Vic) branch.
The testing panel comprised examiner Master Michael Muleta and branch instructors Justin Chin and Jeremy Chin.
The batch of new 1st Degree Black Belts included Ben Gale, Hayden Nguyen, Spencer Yap and Lachlan Nguyen.
The boys were put through the rigors and standards of the International Taekwon-Do Federation and the National Organization, of which Master Muleta is President, United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia Inc.
Each performed admirably across Patterns, Self Defense, Breaking, various forms of Sparring and Theory, earning well deserved promotion.
Gradings do form an important part of Taekwon-Do training, and play a role in maintaining and elevating standards as well as keeping students motivated to maintain focus, consistency in training and to strive for improvement.
Read the article on the Importance of Gradings
Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do won the “Best Overall Club” trophy for Best Team at ITF Oceanic Championships (1999), Master Choi Cup (2003, 2005), ITF Australasian Championships (1995, 1996, 2001, 2004), ITF Australian Championships (1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005,2006), ITF Victorian Championships (1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006,2007, 2008, 2009).