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Black belt success for Giles Kangberee
BASINGSTOKE’S martial arts community has a new black belt in the Wu Shu Kwan (Chinese Kickboxing) style of self-defence.
Giles Kangberee achieved his first degree at a recent central black belt grading in London.
The day of the grading demonstrated an individual’s technical ability through the performance of their forms, a set of choreographed movements, and their physical strength and stamina through several bouts of free sparring against a senior belt and their peers. The day was completed with three tests of destruction with eight clay roof tiles that have to be punched through, one house brick that is chopped with the hand and an inch of wood that is kicked through.
Kangberee successfully completed his grading to a very high standard that was reflected in his high position in the rankings.
His instructor Paul Holmes said: “Giles put in an enormous amount of training in preparation for this grading and was rewarded accordingly. It was a pleasure to help him to this achievement, he is a good ambassador for the sport.”
Adison Bridet, Kangberee’s senior instructor, added: “Giles appears to be a different person from the huge amount of confidence that the training and his black belt success has given him.
“To see him grow and develop in this way is the ultimate reward for any instructor. Giles is a pleasure to teach.”
Anyone interested in taking up the sport and emulating Kangberee can contact Paul Holmes on 0780 104 0563 or visit the Wu Shu Kwan website.
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