You're never too old to learn new kicks

Two Whitley Bay martial artists have proved that you're never too old, or young, to learn new tricks and kicks.

Friday, 22nd September 2017, 8:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:02 am
Black belts Thomas Robson, 14, and 60-year-old John Perrin.

Taekwon-Do students Thomas Robson, 14, and 60-year-old John Perrin are celebrating after bringing yet more black belt success to the Reflex School of Taekwon-Do in Park Road, Whitley Bay.

Thomas has been promoted to his first degree international adult black belt in ITF Taekwon-Do.

As he was achieving that goal, Mr Perrin was earning himself a 3rd degree international black belt.

Reflex instructor Brett Stronach was delighted with the performance of the students.

“A massive well done to them both,” he said. “They are both a great inspiration to all our other students as it takes much dedication and hard work to achieve the ITF black belt.

“Thomas achieved his international black belt after a gruelling technical assessment, written examination and submission of a thesis. Both have done fantastically well.

“It shows that with hard work, it doesn’t matter how old or how young you are, you can go far in Taekwon-Do.”

Anyone interested in taking up Taekwon-Do can find out more by calling Reflex on 0191 2519159.