Ely students pass rigorous black belt test

Christopher Le, Ben O'Dell, Toby Howe, Bryannie Quarrie, Shopie Barnes and Chloe Bibby.

Christopher Le, Ben O'Dell, Toby Howe, Bryannie Quarrie, Shopie Barnes and Chloe Bibby. - Credit: Archant

Tae Kwon-Do There was black belt success for six pupils of the Mark Farnham School in Ely this week.

The pupils collected their certificates and belts at the Paradise Centre after successfully passing their black belt exams, which were held in front of a panel of tae kwon-do masters in Bristol.

Sophie Barnes, Toby Howe, Benjamin O’Dell and Bryannie Quarrie all celebrated becoming black belts, while Chloe Bibby became a 2nd Dan black belt and Christopher Le a 3rd Dan.

Training to become a black belt takes a least three-and-a-half years of hard work and dedication, with the higher Dans take considerably longer.

All students perform in front of four 8th Dan masters and one 9th Dan grand master which makes up the panel.