Martial artists test for belts

Eleven member of the Boundary Martial Arts Club were tested and passed promotion tests when Grand Master Lee came up from the coast.

The Boundary Martial Arts Club held their annual promotion tests last weekend in Rock Creek.

Grand Master Lee from came from Abbotsford to conduct the tests.

According to Head Instructor Bo Macfarlane there are currently 15 members in the club. The oldest member in the local club is 69 and the youngest is seven.

Macfarlane said Taekwondo is a lifelong pursuit. Master Lee is a 6th degree black belt—there are nine in all.

The different coloured belts are earned in steps with a stripe corresponding to the next level of belt presented between each advance in belt.

Eleven members were tested and passed. Macfarlane attained his 3rd degree black belt and Instructor Vlodko Barchuk earned his 1st degree.

Bodi Goodrich and his father Darcy both attained their yellow stripes. Jacob Colin earned his green stripe. Keegan Kappes attained his red stripe; as did Andrea Kohler along with her sons Max, Gary, Steven and Devin received their red stripes.

“We have a small club,” said Macfarlane. “We welcome new members. The classes are free—held on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the gym at West Boundary Elementary.

For more information contact Macfarlane at 250-446-2846.