On Sunday 29th March 2015, Daniel Gardiner joined the rank of 1st Kup after successfully passing his Grading at Randwick Public School. Daniel started Taekwon-Do with the ITFA as a 10th Kup white belt in 2011 when he was still a student of Randwick public school. He becomes the 10th ITFA student to start Taekwon-Do with the ITFA and reach the prestigious Colour Belt rank of 1st Kup. Daniel will now prepare for his ITFA Black Belt grading by attending monthly Black Belt Training and the International Instructor Courses.
Zac Stephens-Paolella, the ITFA Most Improved Student 2013, also promoted to 3rd Kup with an impressive show of breaking. Lorenzo DiNapoli, along with brothers Gordon and Nathan Young demonstrated the necessary standard to achieve promotion to 4th Kup Blue Belt. There were a large number of junior grades participating showing the continued growth of the ITFA in Sydney.
Meanwhile, preparations for the upcoming ITFA Black Belt Grading continued with the 1st Kups performing pattern, Step Sparring and Breaking at the Colour Belt Grading to continue to refine their skills. We wish them the best of luck in their preparations over the final week before the IIC and Grading on 18th and 19th April.