The Ghana Taekwando Federation (GTF) has through their Test Committee awarded five taekwondo practitioners resident in the Greater Accra and Volta regions their black belts at the Ghana Taekwondo Federation Biennial Belt Promotion Test held at the WAM Taekwondo Academy in Tema.
The five, Messrs David Kodzo Amoah (1st Dan), Desmond Kodzo Nyarku (1st Dan), Alex Kumi (2nd Dan), Hannah Humphrey (2nd Dan) and Samuel Buckman (3rd Dan), were among a group of 14 candidates who excelled in the strenuous promotion test , making it possible for them to earn different types of Dans (levels of black belt).
The test had drills such as Poomsae (assembly forms), sparring, power and skill board-breaking which saw participants dedicate so much efforts in going through them.
Grand Master Sung Tai Kim, the head of the GTF Promotion Test Committee commended the new title holders. He however, explained that it was only through the promotional test that high standards could be set for practitioners to improve their skills.
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The three-member examining body comprised, Master Joseph Brako, Master Stephen Amegashie Jnr and Master Adnan O. Lamptey.
Meanwhile, Charles Amofa, the General Secretary, revealed that the promotion test which had been decentralised for the first time” will continue in the Western and Central regions on February 13 in Takoradi”.
He therefore assured practitioners who are resident in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions that they would take theirs on February 27 in Kumasi.