Honours for Kuk Sool Won pair

Marian Meggatt.
Marian Meggatt.

Kuk Sool Won Boston members Marian Meggat and Rysian Boyall have both received promotions.

The pair received the honours in front of Kuk Sool Won Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh.

Rysian Boyall.

Rysian Boyall.

Marian started training in 1996, originally beginning with her daughter. But nowadays her granddaughter is also training with the club.

Now, after nearly 20 years of dedication to Boston School and the WKSA, she has achieved her fourth degree black belt (Sa Bum Nim).

Marian has never let age put her off learning new syllabus and has helped run the school and teach new students for the last 13 years.

Principle instructor Sonny Boyall said: “Without Marian’s help the school would never have been able to run as well as it does.

“Marian has shown great determination to succeed and carry on with her training and instructing.

“Walking Marian and Rysian down to receive their certificates up to now has been my proudest moment in Kuk Sool Won.

“Marian is highly respected by all the students and parents, she also gets a lot of respect from our grandmaster and his sons who say it’s great so see her carrying on.”

Rysian started training at the age of six, and her love and dedication for Kuk Sool has never waned.

Along with Marian, Rysian has been teaching many years and she has gained huge respect in the school from both younger and older students alike.

Rysian’s forte is detail in forms and techniques as well as advance kicks.

“I’m very proud of my daughter, but being my daughter meant it was always harder in training for her and her brother,” Sonny added.

“They always had to show complete etiquette in class and were reprimanded for the slightest drop in etiquette.

“When she was younger if she was ever naughty at home I knew the biggest punishment I could give was to say she couldn’t go to class, she hated missing class more than anything else.”