Sixteen Tae Kwondo players from five clubs qualified into various categories during the Uasin Gishu County Grading ceremony held today at the University of Eldoret (UOE) Hall, Eldoret.
Under trainer and black belter Jackton Ratanga, the 16 players moved from one stage to the as they seek to market the sport in the North Rift region popularly known for athletics.
According to Ratanga, grading is a test where a participant demonstrates basics in stances, blocks, kicks and a way of doing it.
Among those who were graded is the UOE captain Peter Orwa who was graded 6th belter as well as his counterpart Lisper Mwendwa, the civil engineering student.
Ratanga, the founder of martial art in the region said the grading is good for players who wants to progress in their career.
“it was a successful the participants shows the moves like poomsesla (the pattern movements that is performed facing different directions in application of kicks and blocks in an assumption of fighting many people), self defence technics,” said Ratanga.
They also showcased Gyorugi skills, the fighting styles which is applied in competitions or while fighting in a competition.