A quintet of Lynx Black Belt Leadership Academy members took to the mats for a gruelling examination grading.
Brother and sister Connor and Morgan Cnockaert along with mother Jennifer Lamon made Black Belt gradings alongside fellow student Gary Walker. While Rhio Blinston also graduated to Black Belt 3rd Dan on the day.
The black belt and dan grade graduation was held at Lynx academy in Retford under the close examination of master Andrew Blinston the vice president of the British Mudo Academy and chief instructor.
Jennifer and her children have been attending the professional martial arts school for around five years, joining in April 2013, where they have attended martial arts leadership training sessions and specialised seminars.
Gary Walker also followed the same intense training schedule but attended personal development courses within the academy to enhance his development for the Korean art. It took him approximately three years to achieve his goal.
Each student, as part of their graduation, had to provide a written piece, explaining what they had gained and achieved with in their training and what impact this had had on their lives, along with emotional and/or physical challenges they had over come.
Rhio Blinston had been in training for four years hoping to make it to 3rd Dan on that day. In addition to the four-hour examination, she was assessed on her teaching methods and skills, commitment outside the academy and in the community, along with additional courses and certification awarded.