Success for trio from martial art club

Black belt Christian Lloyd, instructors Peter Collins and Lydia Walker, and 2nd Dan Phillipa Life.

Black belt Christian Lloyd, instructors Peter Collins and Lydia Walker, and 2nd Dan Phillipa Life.

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A Tae Kwon Do club is celebrating the success of three martial artists in senior gradings by the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB).

Sam Macdonald, 12, and Christian Lloyd, 12 both from North Tyneside, achieved their ambition of gaining their black belts at the TAGB national grading ceremony in Bristol, held twice a year.

Phillipa Life, who is from Ashington, was also awarded her 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Christian has been attending classes since he was six and has won medals for sparring in both the TAGB Scottish and the Lincolnshire Championships, while Sam has won medals at the TAGB World Championships and the Scottish Championships.

All three are members of LWMA Tae Kwon Do, which meets in Walker and West Denton working under instructors Lydia Walker and Peter Collins.

Instructor Lydia Walker said: “This was a truly proud day for Sam, Christian and Phillipa, and for the club.

“Achieving this level demands a lot of commitment over several years. Every member of the club saw the dedication they put in to training and were rooting for them. They deserve their success and we couldn’t be more pleased and proud.”

LWMA Tae Kwon Do is keen to welcome new members to take up the Korean martial art whether you are aged five or 70, to help improve fitness, balance and confidence.

Because of its high-kicking, fast-paced style Tae Kwon Do is a thoroughly modern way of getting fit.

LWMA is affiliated to the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain - Europe’s largest single martial arts organisation, with over 20,000 members training in over 600 clubs throughout the UK.

Classes are available for all ages including five and up in West Denton and Walker.

Go to www.LWMA.co.uk or call 07854 126842.