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|Posted by morgankick.com on August 14, 2014 at 3:15 AM|
BFKKO WFKKO · The BFKKO standards were met strongly today when long serving member and fighter Lee Morgan chose to take a physical grading for his 4th Dan blackbelt. After 3rd Dan, instructors who show 100% commitment and are still fully active within the martial arts community can have their 4th Dan and further grades awarded, but Lee, as with other dedicated BFKKO and WFKKO blackbelt Instructors chose to do it the hard way and be brought up in front of the head of the Organisation for a private 3 hour grueling grading. Lee was tested on technique and bagwork for the 1st hour, then he had to teach a class of twenty BFKKO students followed by a hard 1 hour fitness circuit. Master Cris Janson-Piers said "I have known Lee for years and know him to be a true martial artist and a great fighter for whom I have been National Coach for on many occasions. I have witnessed him become a professional British and European Champion and been in his corner on many occasions. I knew he was capable of passing the testing today but I pushed him to the limit, knowing it was what he would want and what I wanted too. I was proud to be in the same room as him and to award him this grade. There are so many people today who think a blackbelt means an instructor, or people who leave off for years and return to teach? Some even attaining blackbelt in 2 years, of which I have never understood or believe in?? Lee, stand up straight and proud, you are one of the elite and a truly respected martial artist. The BFKKO and WFKKO are so proud of you!"