Venue: Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford. Surrey. GU2 7AD 07/10/2018
We took a team of 25 students to the South East Championships.Many were inexperienced, competing for the very first time.
By the end of the day we came home with 9 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze and came 3rd overall in the medals table.
Michelle Tyrell Silver Sparring
Tom O'Prey Gold Sparring
Cheryl Preston Silver Sparring
Mike Barford Bronze sparring
Amy Jones Bronze sparring
Josh Deller Bronze sparring
Olivia Bignall Silver sparring
Freddie Mayes Silver sparring
Gabriel Ion Gold sparring
William Newman Gold sparring
Mark Crane Bronze sparring
Liam Nagle Bronze sparring
Francis Ssemwanga Gold Sparring
Madeline Park Silver patterns
Annabel Stow Gold patterns
TAG TEAM SPARRING
Well done to the following students who didn't medal but did the club proud.
Nick Chapman, Will Mendham, Daniel Brett, Moses Brett, Anthony Park, Elise and Dominic Ssemwanga.
There were some very brave performances on the day and it was great to see many of our students competing for the very first time come away with a medal or 2.
Although we are very pleased with the overall results with a little more luck and fewer casualties we could well have topped the medals table.
Many think Taekwon-do is for the young. They couldn’t be more wrong with 30 % of our student base over 40 years old.
We are so proud of every one of our students but if I had to single out anyone out it would be Michael Barford age 49 competing in sparring against students at black belts level less than half his age and coming home with a knock or 2, a big smile on his face and a bronze medal.
Matt Howard and Jo Anderson did Umpire duties on the day.
Our next competition will be the British Championships on November 4th.