Success breeds Success
December 18, 2022
An amazing end to an amazing year at ProKick. Congratulations to all those who belted up on Sunday 18th December at the ProKick Gym in Belfast. The scene was set with our ProKick Kids earlier in the morning, right up to our adult yellow Belters to the new high ranking Purple and Brown belt seniors. There has been a buzz in the gym all week and it was brought to a crescendo with the completion off FIVE New ProKick Black Belts which was unprecedented. Read on>>>>>
The kids set the standard high with many first timers getting their yellow belt right up to Ethan Rodgers making the grade for his Jnr brown belt. A big well done to all the kids who were excellent and showed a lot of desire and pride in being a ProKicker.
As the sun rose on this December morning, the five ladies were back in the gym facing another test of their self defence drills, circle training and syllabus. Whilst, there were bumps and bruises aplenty between the five, they each had a steely determination to make it through this final day.
Sunday saw five of our ProKick seniors make it to the finale after a gruelling week-long Black Belt grading. There were thoughts if all five would finish and cross the finish line, as they’ve all had moments this week when it was in doubt. They all dug deep when it mattered. They had made it. They had taken the step to black belt. Black belts Mr Dobson and Mr Malcolm took their place at the front as they were part of the ceremony.
Their brown belts were undone and their new black belts were tied around their waist by Mr Murray with smiles, tears and loud sighs of relief all round. Now, their first job as black belts was to help and assess those who were there to take their next step on the kickboxing ladder of excellence.
They were joined by Mr Paul Gordon, another long serving black belt, and at this stage there were 8 black belters sitting on the ring assessing those who had come to grade. No pressure!
This is a big part of being a black belt, paying it forward, helping out and supporting the club. And now we have a whole new quintet of them!
Congratulations to all those who belted up today, from yellow belts right up to black belt. Each person has taken the next step on their kickboxing journey and on the ProKick way of truth, discipline and respect.
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