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Shiv Patel advances in rank in Tae Kwon Do

By Staff | Apr 14, 2021

Pictured fourth from left, Shiv Patel

S.H. Kang’s Tae Kwon Do Academy, New Martinsville branch, is pleased to announce the advancement of rank for one of it’s young men, Shiv Patel. Shiv Patel is a 14 year old freshman at Magnolia High School, and is the son of Bharatkuma Patel and Sheetalben Patel.

In addition to his training in Tae Kwon Do, he also excels academically, wherein he has previously been the top student his age for Wetzel County Schools for the annual Math Field Day competitions for several consecutive years and was also a previous winner of the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Award. He further is a member of the Magnolia High School soccer team.

Shiv has been training at New Martinsville Tae Kwon Do for over six years.

During January 2021, Shiv performed his Tae Kwon Do techniques in front of several ranking instructors including internationally recognized Grand Master Sok Ho Kang.

The promotion examination consisted of various patterns of movements, self-defense techniques, and both oral and written presentations. As a result of his efforts, Shiv was awarded the rank of Second Dan, Black Belt. In earning the rank, Shiv stated his expression of thanks to his parents, family, and teachers for the time and resources each have given to him.