Borders Martial Arts students recently overcame the bad weather to complete a grading seminar where they were coached and put through their exams to qualify for their next step up the ladder towards a black belt.
The students had to demonstrate their syllabus work and self-defence techniques to a panel. Everyone was successful on this occasion, with the following gaining new belts:
Junior White belts - Ryan Patterson, Lewis Patterson, Kyle Mitchell, Rory Paul, Greg Purcell, Ian Grant and Reece Mcnaughton. White belts - Alisdair Thomson and Donna Crumps.
Junior Yellow belt - Ethan Deakin. Junior Orange belt - Jake Shepherd and Freyja Allen. Green belt - Ryan Craig. Junior Blue belt - Ewan Allen, Tamsin Budge. Blue belt - Tony Bates. The highest grade went to Derek Whitten who gained his Purple belt.
Chief Instructor John Wilson said that the standard was higher than the last time, and to keep up the good work. If anyone is interested in learning a Martial Art please contact John on 07974533127 or check out the web site at www.bordersmartialarts.com
All classes were due to start back this week. Please note the Duns classes are now in a new venue in the Guy Robberts hall situated in the recently refurbished Duns Swimming Pool complex.