Black Belt Test
Master Scott Downey and Mrs. Cathy Downey of Downey's Taekwon-Do recently promoted 23 students during their Black Belt test. Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt: Matthew Ryder, Bjarne Berge, Calvin Butt and his son Michael, Robert Reid and his daughter Emma, Michelle Rice, Jordan Goodwin, Darrell Wells and his son Nicholas, Riley Mercer, Brandon Lilly, Liam Dyer, and Patrick Rice. Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt: Steve Byrne and his son Alex, Carl Reynolds and his son Ryan, Janet Cormey, Grant Rice, and Nicholas Thoms. Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt: Sharon Vere-Holloway and Ted Williams. The test lasted 51/2 hours and included patterns, step-sparring, theory, self-defence, pad work, free sparring and board breaking.