Two Bruneian female Taekwondo
exponents in action in this
file photo taken in 2010.
Picture: BT file
Twenty-two senior taekwondo exponents from various clubs in Brunei took their promotion tests on Sunday afternoon for promotion within the ranks of black belt.
After a grueling day, 12 brown belt holders were promoted to the 1st dan black belt level, while five were promoted to 3rd dan and another five advanced to 4th dan black belt levels.
According to a press release issued by the Brunei Taekwondo Association yesterday, the upgrading syllabus included testing the players' poomsae (patterns) techniques, one-step sparring, sparring, kicking and breaking.
The promotion test was held at the Menglait Sports Complex and was examined by the President of the Brunei Taekwondo Association (BTA) Hj Tajuddin Hj Mohd Salleh as the chief examiner.
Hj Tajuddin said he was very pleased with the performance, techniques and skill levels displayed by the exponents during the upgrading, and they all deserved the promotion.
He hoped that the exponents will continue to enhance and improve their skills and advance further in taekwondo.
The increase in the number of black belt holders in Brunei was also very good news for BTA, but he informed the exponents that the next black belt promotion test will be a little bit more challenging in order to ensure better quality of black belt holders.
He also said that he hoped to see them taking part in October's Brunei Taekwondo Poomsae Tournament.