Two Tae Kwon-Do promotions for North Devon club

Two North Devon TKD members have received black belt promotions.

Polly Hawkes, from the Bideford club, and Mike Hillis of Barnstaple were both promoted at the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain’s headquarters in Bristol, after training under the instruction of Paul Harris (fourth Dan).

Polly received her first dan black belt and Mike was promoted from first to second dan after showing their skills to a panel of five eighth dan TKD Masters. It marks the culmination of six years of training for Polly and eight years’ additional training for Mike to progress from first to second dan. In all, Mike has been a member of the club for more than 14 years.

The club welcomes new members and offers free taster classes to people of all ages. For more information, visit or call Paul Harris on 07855 504315.