Retford martial arts students try Korean styles for Bassetlaw Games

The Lynx Black Belt Academy in Retford hosted an afternoon of Korean cultures in support of the build up towards the Bassetlaw Games Rio 2016.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 10th June 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:00 pm
Lynx Academy students in Retford took part in a day of Korean culture
Lynx Academy students in Retford took part in a day of Korean culture

Led by Master Andrew Blinston, chief instructor at the academy, the seminar consisted of Pal Jung Do systems and patterns, designed for advanced and black belt students by Grand Master Kim Yong Ho 9th Dan and Buddhist monk Kim Sang Tae.

Movements incorporate slow techniques with breathing and power.

Archery, which is also a Korean sport, was taught by Chris Dukes of Urban Sports and several Lynx students took on the challenge of mastering this new skill under the supervision of Chris and his team.

Finally the seminar concluded with moving mediation back at the academy where students learnt to mediate moving in pattern formation with their eyes closed.

In all, 25 students participated in the afternoon of culture, all totally enjoying the unique experience.

Rachel Blinston, from the academy, said: “We would like to say thank you to Master Blinston and Chris for organising and hosting this event.

“There will be future seminars set out for the up-and-coming months, along with the academy’s martial arts competition, A Festival of Martial Arts, on Saturday, July 2, to support the Bassetlaw Games.”

Please visit the Bassetlaw Games Rio 2016 website for more details.

Anybody interested in professional martial arts programs can contact the academy on 01777 700252 or visit the website at and book in for a free martial arts lesson