A Taekwondo grading season with Master Michael Barker took place on Jan. 9 at Energy Connection Health and Fitness Ltd., in Fort St. James.
Parents and family members gathered and watched as the students of various ages and levels put their best moves forward.
Barker, from White Rock, B.C. along with instructor and owner of Energy Connection Vera Poole, facilitated the event and the results were positive and even included a few surprises.
Four students double graded two belt levels.
“I’m so proud of my students,” Poole said. “Master Barker was really impressed and the support from parents was phenomenal.”
Energy Connection is part of Northern Taekwondo, a group of schools that Barker himself helped formulate. He is a certified international instructor and examiner and has a 7th degree black belt.
Today, these schools are all members of the Canadian ITF Federation.
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Results of the grading season:
White Belts to Yellow Stripe:
Yellow Stripe to Yellow Belt:
Yellow Belt to Green Belt: (these students double graded)
Green Stripe to Blue Stripe: (this student double graded)
Blue Stripe to Blue Belt: