Black belt among new grades obtained by 38 kickboxing athletes
A total of 38 athletes obtained a higher grade during a kickboxing exam which was held under the auspices of the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) on Sunday 4th February.
The majority of the athletes train at Ying Yang Club-Team Noel. They were joined by three other athletes from The New Kickboxing Club and Demis Kickboxing Club, wherein an athlete from the latter obtained a 2nd Dan Black Belt.
The exam, which was held at the Ying Yang Club in Fgura, was conducted by Kancho Adrian Axisa.
In all there were 18 athletes who obtained a yellow belt, 8 an orange belt, 7 a green belt, 3 a blue belt, 1 a violet belt, and another one a black belt.
The athletes who obtained a new belt were:
Yellow belt: Kirsten Shoutem, Mattie Pantalesco, Jake St John, Jerome Garzia, Gareth Bonnici, Kurt Saliba, Jordan Rosco, Francesco Farrugia, Amy Schembri, Elsie Musu, Matthew Norman, Diego Grech, Skyler Bezzina, Ojay Mangion Pace, Faith Azzopardi, Dygon Azzopardi, Damien Tonna, Jadee Grech
Orange Belt: Kersty Fenech, Jasmine Spiteri, Trizio Peresso, Christine Spiteri, Samwel Agius, Abigail Ebejer, Leon Piscopo, Shuan Falzon
Green Belt: Angie Bonnici, Carlos Borg, Charlene Fiteni, Shanice Bonello, Faith Smith, Martina Caruana, Lynn Abela
Blue Belt: Tristan Bonello, Maria Attard, Elston Fenech
Violet Belt: Liam Scerri
Black Belt (2nd Dan): Keith Zammit