The March ITFA Black Belt Training was a nervous time for the 1st Kups in attendance as Master Rhee put them all through a Black Belt Pre-Grading. Not all the ITFA 1st Kups in attendance were eligible to receive an application for the 2015 April Black Belt Grading but welcomed the opportunity to step on the floor and experience the atmosphere.
Master Rhee had been through all the ITFA grading cards to pick out areas were candidates had under performed in the past and these areas were re-tested on the floor. The grading cards hold a record of every single ITFA grading for each candidate with notes form the examiner on every aspect of the syllabus; Patterns, Sparring, Destruction and Terminology. There were defiantly a few nervous faces when some of the lower grade syllabus was tested!
At the end of the training session, 5 applications for this April’s ITFA Black Belt Grading were handed out by Master Rhee. Those candidates now move forward to their final few weeks of training and preparation before the ITFA International Instructor Course and Black Belt Grading on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April. Four of the 5 candidates started their Taekwon-Do Journey with the ITFA and Master Rhee as 10th Kup White Belts. With a chance of making history, being the first ITFA Students to promote from 10th Kup to I Dan, those students have an extra expectation on their shoulders!
The ITFA would like to wish all 5 candidates the best of luck for the 18th and 19th April!