Mr Nicholson Goes master

Congratulations Master Nicholson 🥋

On Sunday 5th May, Proaction Founder Mr Nicholson was promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and as such was also awarded the Honour of the title of “Master”. This is a massive achievement and has taken many years of hard work and dedication to get to this point. Demonstrating to us all the Proaction vision statement of “Lifelong Learning and Character Development through Martial Arts and Fitness”.
For all our aspiring Black Belts and current Black Belts, this shows us that your journey does not end at Black Belt, in fact this is just the beginning! Never stop learning.

Message from Master Nicholson:

“To Our Proaction Community,

Yesterday, following 34 years of study and 30 years since gaining my 1st Degree black belt, i am honoured and grateful to have been awarded the title of “Master”.

(1st-3rd = Novice / 4th-6th = expert / 7th-8th = Master / 9th = Grand Master)

This title was awarded to me as a result of promotion to 7th degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo-Do under the watchful eyes of Englands only two Grand Masters (Grand Master Ellis and Grand Master Nardizzi)

I have now tested to 5th, 6th and 7th degree under Grand Master Ellis – which I believe makes me the first person to ever achieve this – Grand Master Ellis is renowned world wide as one of, if not “the”, toughest grading examiners.

I refuse to have it any other way.
We graded for 3 hours, just myself and one other.

My performance was not perfect. And this is my message for all students of Proaction…. No performance is ever perfect and the challenge of every test teaches us that we know less than before and that the deeper we go, the more we realise there is so much more to learn.

“Lifelong Learning and Character Development through martial arts and fitness” is our vision statement.

And so the learning continues 🙏🏽

This leads to my second reason for this post, which is to say THANK YOU.

As an instructor, I learn from our students (be they senior grades or first lesson trialists) every day. As a business owner I learn from our team and customers every day.
I am extremely blessed to have such a position and am truly grateful to you all.

Title or no title, my mission is to serve you all to the very best of my abilities. Thank you all for inspiring and teaching me, and as a result, to be able to reach this accolade 🙇

Master Nicholson – Founder of Proaction Martial Arts”