The Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do have had much success at Black Belt gradings with 441 Black Belt passes.
There are now 14 schools throughout East Anglia with hundreds of students training every week.
Most schools have produced Black Belts over the years, including two 5th Dan grades, which is the highest physical grading level.
Each year the Schools have two Black Belt gradings at Bristol. This is a very hard level to achieve as it takes at least three-and-a-half years of hard work and dedication to reach 1st Dan Black Belt and the higher Dans take considerably longer.
Each Dan grade takes a minimum of that number of years to achieve; i.e. a 3rd Dan will take a minimum of three years’ training after you have achieved 2nd Dan.
All students perform in front of four 8th Dan Masters and one 9th Dan Grand Master which is the Black Belt panel.
Each of these Masters have over 40 years of Tae Kwon Do experience. The weekend of the grading will usually see around 600 to 700 students.
The grading was a success for five Lynn students.
Lynn results: James Seagroatt 3rd Dan, Lauren Hardy 2nd Dan, Daniel Harrison 1st Dan, Kieren Kershaw 1st Dan, David Yeldham 1st Dan.