MARTIAL ARTS: Ingoldsby’s Rose attains black belt status

First degree black belt Rose Arnold.

First degree black belt Rose Arnold.

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An Ingoldsby martial artist climbed another rung on the Tae Kwon-Do ladder by earning her first degree black belt with the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain.

Rose Arnold reached the new pinnacle after an intensive series of tests under the watchful gaze of a panel of eighth and ninth degree masters at the association headquarters in Bristol.

She was tested on a number of areas including fighting skills, self-defence strategies, patterns, basic foundation

movements and a verbal examination of her knowledge of the martial art.

The 15-year-old juggles a busy school timetable with training at Sleaford Tae Kwon-Do Club sessions at Carre’s Grammar School, under the expert instruction of sixth degree black belt Jill Pearce.

Rose began training at the age of 10 as a family activity with her father, mother and brother and over the years she has picked up a lot of medals and trophies in competition, specialising in the patterns events.

The next event for the Sleaford members will be the Tae Kwon-Do British Championships, hosted by the association at the Derby Arena at the end of November.

The club have members competing in a variety of disciplines at the championships, including junior, senior and executive categories.