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Local Man Tests for 8th Degree Black Belt in Korea

Seoul South Korea, April 16th 2019: Warwick resident and United Martial Arts Centers owner Edmund Ciarfella was recently honored with the opportunity to test for 8th degree Black Belt in South Korea, the home of Taekwondo.  To put this accomplishment in perspective, only one out of 100 martial arts students on average attains the rank of 1st degree Black Belt.

Ciarfella was recommended to the worldwide testing authority by his lifelong instructor Grand Master Byung Min Kim.  Thirty-seven students accompanied Kim and Ciarfella on the trip, known to participants as “BM Kim’s 2019Health and Happiness Tour”.

The trip’s focus was helping these students understand the vital importance of meditation and Dahdo (Art of Tea) in a complete, fulfilling martial arts education. Throughout the trip, students were also immersed in daily Taekwondo practice.   According to Ciarfella, “One of the things that makes Grand Master Kim unique is his own continued evolution and self-improvement.  When Kim came to the United States in 1974, his original goal was making every student a Black Belt; now his goal is helping his students and his students’ students become happier and healthier through diet, exercise, proper rest, mediation, the practice of tea ceremony and good works, using Taekwondo as a vehicle.  I am deeply grateful to have Grand Master Kim as my instructor, mentor and Taekwondo father.”

Positive Impact

“Testing for 8th degree, or dan, was a goal I set for myself eleven years ago when I tested for 7th dan, but the accomplishment itself was not my only motive.  I want to continue being a positive role model for my students, particularly for individuals who feel that age is an obstacle to continued growth.  I always want to challenge myself.  This testing was not easy; I practiced every day for 6 months, physically training and mentally visualizing my testing.  I had to overcome the physical pain of having my right hip re-surfaced as well as osteo-arthritis in my left leg.  Along the way I discovered that there is more left in my tank than  I thought, and I will continue to practice with the new goal of 9th dan Black Belt.  Finally, I want to thank my family, friends and students for their support, especially Grand Master Byung Min Kim for his guidance.”

 

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