Master Scott Downey (7th Degree Black Belt) and Mrs. Cathy Downey (6th Degree Black Belt) of Downey’s Taekwon-Do conducted a Black Belt test on May 27 2012. The test lasted for 5 hours and a total of 16 students were successful at passing their test. The test included performing all patterns up to their highest rank; designated pattern step-by-step; theory questions on the history, philosophy, and technical aspects of Taekwon-Do; pad drills; step-sparring (1-2-3 steps); self-defense; and board breaking.
Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt: Brooklyn Devereaux, Andrew Gosse, Liam Gregory, Kurtis Hickman, Rachel Goulding, Sharon Trenholm, Elena Trenholm, Sarah Trenholm, Greg Hynes, Justin Hynes, and Kevin James.
Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt: Chuck McCarthy, Troy Squires, and Austin Squires.
Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt: Wayne Pinsent and Paul Burke.