Winter Grading ’13

Just two weeks after the inaugural ISK Interclub tournament, barely enough time for sore muscles to heal, today saw ISK gup students congregate back at Redruth School once again for the ISK winter grading. Students from all ISK clubs, in Redruth, Truro, Falmouth and Penryn came to test for their next rank. For many, this was their first taste of an ISK grading, as 10 beginners in white belts took their first ever gup test to earn their yellow belts. At the other end of the scale were 4th gup students testing for red belts.

Standards were extremely high, and the tests were tough as usual, but the students rose to the challenge with exceptionally high marks across the board. After 3 hours of testing, Master James gave a Tang Soo Do class for all students to round the day off with a real mixture of techniques from strikes, to kicks to pressure points and more. Everyone left with a few bruises, a few sore muscles but a sense of achievement and big smiles all round!

Thanks to Redruth school for the use of their excellent facilities once again.

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