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Six martial artists at Bytomic Taekwondo make the grade

Six martial artists at Bytomic Taekwondo make the grade

Tara O'Connor

Six martial artists at Bytomic Taekwondo make the grade

Years of hard work paid off for a group of martial artists who successfully moved up a grade on Sunday.

(Left to right) Ryan Lodder, Lucy Jones, Jess Stevens, Lee Jones, Ashwin Aravinthanathan and David Jenkins.

Six members of Bytomic Taekwondo, which trains at Upton House School in Windsor, discovered if they had made the move up from the grading which took place on November 15.

Father and daughter team Lee and Lucy Jones have been training together since 2008 and both achieved their first dan black belt.

Ryan Lodder, who trains with his mum Sarah, was promoted to first dan black alongside Jess Stevens, who is the first in her family to be awarded the honour. Her children Dana, Jack and Holly are all working towards the same goal.

Ashwin Aravinthanathan and David Jenkins were both awarded a second dan black belt.

All of the students have been trained from white belt by instructor Sekhar Kumar.

He said: "This is the culmination of years of hard work and learning, dedication and determination. These achievements are thoroughly deserved.

"It's been both a pleasure and a privilege to guide them all to these milestones in their respective taekwondo journeys.

“I look forward to sharing greater challenges and successes with them in the years to come."

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