Martial arts: Black belt first dan for Portishead student

Portishead Dragon Tang Soo Do club's Jake Cogzell has achieved his black belt first dan and is pictu

Portishead Dragon Tang Soo Do club's Jake Cogzell has achieved his black belt first dan and is pictured with instructor Kelvin Buckner - Credit: Archant

Portishead Dragon Tang Soo Do student Jake Cogzell was recently awarded his black belt first dan.

The Gordano School student completed a challenging grading to achieve it and said: "I'm so pleased to have achieved black belt as it's something I've strived for since day one."

Master Elaine Evans, sixth dan, added: "Jake did an amazing job and represented the club in true Tang Soo spirit."

Instructor Kelvin Buckner trains a class at Gordano School sport centre on Fridays at 7pm.

Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial art suitable for all ages and abilities and anyone interested can call Kelvin on 07494 601122 or visit dtsd.co.uk.


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