I would like you all to join me in congratulating Mr Pat Houlihan for attaining his 3rd Dan. He had a good grading and according to one of the examiners, he was technically good. The examining panel consisted of Master Tony Sewell (Derby) – 7th Dan, Master George Cockburn (Leicester) – 7th Dan, Mr Francis Plunkett (Ireland) – 6th Dan, Mr Gordon Slater (Essex) – 6th Dan, Mr. Paresh Bhadeshia (Cheltenham) -5th Dan.
All instructors of NLTKD are also studying with a grading schedule ensuring that they are up to date. Mr Pat Houlihan and I have already begun training for our 4th Dan in 3 years times. The next Black belt grading is in April 2011 and those grading had already begun intensive training to ensure they are ready.