Second dan black belt for young Taekwondo instructor

Master Richard Vince and Charlotte Marshall.
Master Richard Vince and Charlotte Marshall.

KENDOJO Black Belt School has celebrated after one of their youngest Taekwondo Instructors achieved their second Dan Black Belt.

Just nine days from her 17th birthday, Charlotte Marshall became one of Kendojo’s youngest Taekwondo students to achieve such a high status.

Charlotte had to complete first Dan and second Dan syllabuses, as well as going through the technical aspects of the art. To pass, she had to demonstrate her sparring skills and show her understanding and interpretation in applying self defence techniques.

The challenging grading was held at Kendojo Black Belt Academy, Louth, and was overseen by seventh Dan Master Richard Vince, Master Instructor from UKBBA Governing Body, fourth Dan Master Teresa Kendall, Chief Instructor Kendojo BBS, and second Dan’s Sean Byrne and Paul Marshall, Senior Instructors with KBBS.

Charlotte started her training with Kendojo Black Belt Schools in May 2007 along with her family.

She now trains, instructs and helps to run the Kendojo Martial Arts Centre in Manby which was opened last year by her father, Paul Marshall, in affiliation with Kendojo BBS.

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