TAE KWON-DO: Grantham martial arts club is a family affair

The Bean family
The Bean family
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Recently upgraded to blue belt 4th Kup in Tae Kwon-do, Trevor Bean is pictured with his daughters, 11-year-old Jordan, promoted to green stripe 7th Kup, and 10-year-old Jamie, who gained yellow belt 8th Kup at the same grading at the King’s School Tae Kwon-do Club.

Trevor has been training with the club for a year and a half and his two daughters started shortly after.

Trevor said: “We all enjoy the mixture of fitness, self-defence, sparring and socialising and meeting other families during training. It gives me comfort knowing my girls are learning self-defence and they will have these skills when they’re older.”

The club grading was held under the guidance of seventh degree black belt grandmaster David Oliver and supervised by club instructor Malcolm Scholes.

Awards: 9th Kup white belt – James Cusack, Charlie Donnor, Samuel Oakly, Luca Ogden, Joshua Short, Harry Smith and Jacob Williams; 8th Kup yellow belt – Harry Allen, Jamie Bean, Malik Cardoso, Lewis Cook, Jack Croft, Zak Dean, Libby Kirton, Jordan Hankins, Daniel Kelly, Charlotte Lee, Philip Lee, Bruno Pires, Jacob Poddington, Jacob Roberts, Jehanne Royales, Jubil Tejome, Judi Tejome, Mohammed Sehil and Timothy Wright; 7th Kup yellow belt – Jordan Bean, Amanda Homfray and Jamie Puddu; 6th Kup green belt – Lewis Kempster, Michael Kempster, Karen Simpson and Jason Zhuo; 5th Kup green belt – Frances Arnold, Umin Choi, Bryanny Parkhouse, Sue Patrick, Lucy Reeve, Samuel Reeve, Uisun Shin, Uijin Shin and Jiaxin Zhuo; 4th Kup blue belt – Rory Barker, Trevor Bean, Samuel Humphrey and Oscar Simmons; 3rd Kup blue belt – Hollie Gilbert; 2nd Kup red belt – Mikahil Azad, Joaquim Cardoso and David Stockdale; 1st Kup red belt – Joshua Crook, Andy McKinlay, Stewart Perry, Cieran Roberts and Disha Singhania.