Year 11 Student Achieves a 1st Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do

Congratulations to Ella C, Year 11 student at St Peter’s who recently achieved 1st Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do. Ella, who for the past 5 years has been training at Cinderford Tae Kwon-Do, was recently presented with her Black Belt, tie and badges as well as certificates from the Committee of the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain and from the British Tae Kwon-Do Council.

When asked about her Tae Kwon-do journey so far, Ella said: “It has created physical and mental challenges for me and because of this I learnt to set goals and to persevere to achieve these goals. As I have gradually progressed, Tae Kwon-do has helped to shape the person I am today, in the way I behave towards others, as well as myself. It has helped teach me things, such as discipline, courtesy to others, integrity, by helping me differentiate right from wrong. And it has helped me stand up for myself or others and my beliefs. By doing this Tae Kwon-do has gradually built my self- confidence.”

She continued, “Tae Kwon-do has taught me that I need to better the person I was yesterday. Someone better today in morals and skills. There is always something to improve and learn, so it’s important to never give up, no matter the challenge.

Achieving my black belt has taught me to never doubt what I can achieve when I work hard. This is now my 11th year doing Tae Kwon-do. Through Tae Kwon-do I have developed good friendships and I feel like I’m part of a community. I hope to become an instructor and I want to inspire others to never give up because goals will always be achieved with hard work as both my instructors have taught me”.

Well-done Ella. What an amazing achievement! All of us at St Peter’s look forward to seeing where your Tae Kwon-Do journey takes you next!