THE Jackson White Tae Kwon Do School in Daventry have enjoyed a fantastic year in 2011.
But they are not planning to rest on their laurels...
With Tae Kwon Do featuring in the Olympics and some strong British medal contenders, increased interest in the sport is inevitable.
And the club is gearing up for expansion.
Successes in 2011 included 38 belt promotions, with 22 of those gaining A, or A* passes – a great reflection of the standard of Master White’s teaching.
Four gained their black belts, two qualified as umpires and children’s author Mark Robson gained his Instructor’s qualification.
Mark’s barrister wife, Sarah Robson, also a black belt, said: “Learning a martial art is not easy, but it’s a great way of keeping fit and there’s always something to strive towards.
“Achieving my black belt means I can now assure clients I’m officially dangerous – both in and out of court!”
Demonstrations are planned in many schools during the coming months, but Master White is quick to point out that the martial arts are not just for young people.
“Tae Kwon Do can be enjoyed by all the family. We offer special family rates to encourage just that.
“We have several families who train with us at the Daventry Leisure Centre and the adults get just as much from it as the youngsters.”
For information about Daventry Tae Kwon Do, see the club website www.jwtkdschools.co.uk