Pacific Sun Taekwondo welcomed a new 1st Dan Black Belt to its ranks when Russell Webb passed his examination today.
Russell, from the Whangarei Central branch of PSTKD, has been training with the club since the age of 8 years old – 99 months in total.
He passed his Junior Black Belt examination three years ago, and since that time has been training hard towards this goal.
Russell’s grading consisted of performing various hyung (patterns), partnered techniques, board breaks and a long period of free sparring against Whangarei’s existing Black Belts.
Russell is now looking forward to training as an Instructor and getting the opportunity to give back to the club.