Robert Gill promoted to eighth-degree black belt

Gill has 42 years of taekwondo experience and has taught in the North Thompson Valley

A Kamloops martial arts instructor, who has worked with many students in the North Thompson, has been promoted to the highest level of taekwondo.

Robert Gill, instructor and president of the Kamloops Martial Arts Association, was promoted to eighth-degree black belt earlier this month by one of taekwondo’s founding pioneers, Grand Master JC Kim.

Gill has 42 years of taekwondo experience and has taught in the Kamloops and North Thompson Valley area since 1987.