Black belt glory for Joey Porter

By Kirra Livingstone

JOEY Porter has become just the 17th student to earn his black belt under the watchful eye of Cameron Taylor from Beerwah San Training Centre.

Porter passed his black belt test on the 18th of June, alongside his counterpart Lachlan Adam who graded for his second dan in his black belt.

The San Training centre had Mast Lee at the grading to oversee and provide feedback, who is an 8th Dan Master and was the vice president of the US Army Combat Taekwondo team.

Cameron, who has been training students for 10 years at Beerwah, said Joey, who has been on board since 2019, went through several tasks to move up to the highest belt in Taekwondo.

“He did seven and a half minutes of sparring with fresh opponents each 90 seconds, then did four timber breaks including a flying kick over four people and a two-metre-high jump round kick,” he said. Taylor also spoke highly of Porter before the black belt grading took place.

“Joey is a talented student who has progressed quickly,” he said.

“I don’t think he has missed an opportunity to grade since he started.”