KWINANA and Port Kennedy Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan clubs saw 19 members graduate this week to higher black belts.
Under the guidance of seventh Dan Master Instructor Anita Tippet, 62-year-old member Simon Sandover passed his 5th Dan grading, 16-year-old Jacob Larkin passed his 4th Dan grading and 11 members went from red belts to black belts.
Ninety-five Oh Do Kwan members attended the grading.
The physical grading consisted of patterns, kick combination, self-defence, punch defence, knife defence, sparring multiple rounds and board breaking.
Kwinana students master instructor Robert Collings said he was extremely proud of his members.
“Three of my students went for their 2nd Dan black belts and one student went for their 1st Dan black belt,” he said,
“The statistics are one in 20,000 in the world to achieve a black belt so we are extremely proud of these members commitment to Taekwondo.”