Newsletter Newsletter 2/2008 First women with 8th Degree
Newsletter 2/2008
First women with 8th Degree

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You might have noticed that at towards the end of 2007 Master Sheena Sutherland from Scotland was promoted to the 8th Degree. She is the first women in Taekwon-do ITF who become an eighth degree master.

On this occasion Master Sutherland received a letter of congratulations from Micheal Connarty, Member of Parliament for Linlithgow and East Falklrk Constitunecy. See hereā€¦ (PDF file, 82 kB)

Master Sheena Sutherland has competed in the sport for the past 34 years and was one of the first of four females promoted to black belt in the UK, reaching 1st Degree in 1977.

She runs the Master Sutherland Black Belt Academy in Bathgate (Scotland). Her club is also one of the most successful on the circuit, breeding world champions in the shape of Julia Cross and Brent Lyon.

The Master Sutherland Black Belt Academy held its annual awards night last month where Master Sutherland was presented with a collection of swords by Master Sandy Dunbar on behalf of Scotland's instructors to celebrate her eighth degree.

On behalf of all Taekwon-do practicioners in Europe we would like to congratulate Master Sutherland on her eight degree and wish her and her Black Belt Academy all the best and still more sports successes in the next future.


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