STUDENTS from Shirley Tae Kwon-Do Club are celebrating following their successful black belt grading in Bristol recently.
Students Gerard Barry, Andrea Field, Thomas Field and Darren Field were all successfully promoted to the top grade and now join the club’s elite black belt ranks.
All four students train under the guidance of former World Champion and international instructor Steve Merricks at his club based at Light Hall School in Shirley.
Steve has trained in excess of 60 students to black belt level since his club began 12 years ago, as well as producing a host of national and world champions over the years.
“They all worked really hard to achieve this and thoroughly deserve their success,” said Steve.
“These students really show anyone that if you prepare well, are willing to put the time in and work hard, you will get your rewards. I am especially pleased for Thomas who at 11 years old becomes our youngest black belt.”
To celebrate his students’ success, Steve is offering free trial lessons throughout November for anyone interested in training at his club. Contact him on 07980 582 845.