Turning Over a New Leaf: October Graduation
October 14, 2023
Embrace the Fall: October Graduation Celebrations! Saturday's are usually reserved for family time, shopping or simply unwinding after a long, tiring week. However, for these dedicated kickboxing enthusiasts, things took a different turn. Pictured here is a group of individuals who sought to push their limits and advance to the next belt level at ProKick Gym, Belfast's renowned school of kickboxing excellence. They embraced the challenge with determination and showed that their passion knows no bounds.
Saturday, October 14th was an exciting day for the ProKick Adult team as they took on the challenge of grading and belt-up. Each member had the chance to level up on the kickboxing ladder of excellence. From advanced beginners aiming for the yellow belt to yellow belts pushing for Orange, and a select few pushing for the green belt level, it was a showcase of determination and skill, Well done Team ProKick!
A grading in Kickboxing involves the evaluation of students, both non-contact and contact, through a progressive series of levels or grades. The journey begins with the White Belt, advancing through ten levels, culminating in the prestigious Dan grade at black belt. This achievement is comparable to obtaining a degree in Kickboxing. Typically, this accomplishment requires an average of six to eight years of dedicated training, with a regimen of three to four training sessions per week.
Great job and well done to all our team! And if you didn't make the grading today and fell short, no worries - just keep training! Remember, hard work always pays off.
A huge shout-out to our team who stepped up today to help take your experience to the next level! Sending a BIG thank you to Black Belt Kathryn Warren, the high-kicking Jay Snoddon, and the ever-helpful receptionist and front of house - Brooke Murray. You guys were great!