After 4 years of training and a gruelling 7 hour examination held in Coventry over the weekend Eleanor Kay (aged 17) from Bungay Taekwondo Club achieved a major life aim by passing her black belt.
Eleanor performed superbly in front of Grand Master Oldham and various other senior Dan grades in order to be awarded his highly coveted black belt.
She had to perform patterns, demonstrate techniques, perform free sparring and set sparring techniques, answer theory questions and submit a written thesis all topped off by performing various power destruction techniques through wood which required a great deal of practice as well as excellent technique and focus?
By passing her grading it takes the black belt tally at the club to 31 since it opened in 2003 and Clinton Gillett said, Eleanor smashed everything and demonstrated great determination and dedication, she is a humble and respectful student, but at the same time incredibly approachable and friendly to all other members of the club .
The club always needs new recruits who want to get their black belt in this Olympic Martial Art so please pop along to Bungay High School on Tuesday or Thursday from 7pm or check out the website www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk1
The photos show Eleanor with other members of the club at a sparring session gearing up for the GTUK British Championships on 2nd April 2016.
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NCCS Talk by Neal French
7pm on Tuesday 22nd March 2016
At Norwich and Norfolk Community Arts
Martineau Memorial Hall, 21 Colgate, Norwich
Tickets on the door 5
3 to NCCS Members and Friends
A glass of wine or soft drink is included
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The tiny church of Holy Trinity in Spooner Row near Wymondham has just completed a major repair job to the roof. The work involved repairing the slates, flashings and parapet copings on the roof and clearing and redecorating the rainwater goods.
The problems came to light during a recent quinquennial inspection; this is a five year inspection undertaken by an experienced architect.
During the repair work, problems were found with the cross on the top of the east gable. Water had corroded the metal fastenings.
This in turn had split the stone. New sections were made by local stonemasons, and then the cross was reassembled.
The work cost around 27,000, a large sum for such a small church. However, the church was able to go ahead after receiving a grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.
This has been set up for urgent repairs to public places of worship across the UK that are formally designated as listed buildings. Peter Barnes Builders of Diss carried out the work.
Harry Gratton, the church s treasurer, is delighted with the results: Roof leaks can lead to all sorts of problems, so we are delighted that we were able to secure the funds so quickly , he said. And the builders have done a super job.
The roof should be good for a long time now.
Holy Trinity Church, built in 1842, serves a rural community and is well loved and used. It is a daughter church (i.e. serving the same parish) to Wymondham Abbey.
Two choirs practice in the church. The Norwich Music Group rehearses under their musical director Philip Aldred. A smaller choir, Dolce, provides fundraising activities in the church.
Both choirs assist other churches fundraising in Norfolk by giving concerts.
The village school uses the church for various services.
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