fu enthusiasts flock to Berrow for national grading competition
of people from across the country have attended Berrow-based Kung
Fu group Fei Lung Kwan's annual National Junior Grading competition.
at Berrow School, this year's event saw the largest participation
of students from around the UK including Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
grading was probably the most successful in terms of passes as
there were no failures and approximately 70% passed with a Merit
which is extremely unusual but an excellent reflection on both
the students and their instructors!" said one of the organisers.
Berrow Kung Fu Club were once again highly successful with an
80% pass rate with Merits. Cerys Thomas and Sophie Butt took their
2nd Grade Orange Sash which is the final grade before their Junior
Black Sash Grade due to take place on 19th September.
Sinclair took her 3rd Grade Orange sash and will also be taking
her Junior Black Sash Grade on the 19th September.
Sophie and Rhiana all passed with merit plus Sophie and Rhiana
were awarded the highest honour and recognition at a Grading as
they achieved total scores of above 98% and thus awarded the covetous
Red Dragon stamp on their certificates.
is the second time both Sophie and Rhiana have been awarded the
Red Dragon stamp! In the history of the Fei Lung Kwan only seven
other students have previously achieved this honour.
students from the Berrow Kung Fu Club who achieved Merit Passes
were Jacob Nelson 6th Grade, Faith Hooper 7th Grade plus Shanel
and Layton Bitton 15th Grade.
Grading was enjoyed by students and supporters following which
all 85 students and supporters headed to Burnham beach for their