Higher black belt grades for Stevenage duo

PUBLISHED: 15:19 13 January 2011 | UPDATED: 15:23 13 January 2011

Eron Miah and Andy Jeffries earn higher grades following evaluation

Two exponents of Taekwondo earned higher black belt dan grades during a visit by international instructor Grandmaster Pan Sim Woon, 8th Dan from Malaysia.

Eron Miah earned his 3rd Dan black belt and Andy Jeffries earned his 5th Dan Master grade black belt during a test following a week of evaluation of both technical ability and teaching ability.

Miah and Jeffries are both BTC registered instructors and assistant instructors at Stevenage Taekwondo.

The club has been training at Stevenage Leisure Centre since 1985 under Master Carl Lees, 5th Dan and teaches all ages from six upwards.

After the grading Jeffries said “It’s an honour to reach this grade and to be given it by Grandmaster Pan who is such an internationally renowned technical expert makes it even more rewarding. We’re focusing on ensuring we are in line with technical standards from South Korea, so Grandmaster Pan’s visit was a brilliant experience.”

Certification will be coming from the World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Kukkiwon, based in South Korea. For more information on Stevenage Taekwondo, contact Master Carl Lees on 07799 065660.

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