January, 2019

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Taekwondo on a High 2018/2019

Callander and Falkirk Taekwondo club had a great end to 2018 with our youngsters winning multiple medals at the 36th annual British Taekwondo Championships held in Glasgow by the TTA.

Our competitors achieved 4 Golds 2 Silvers and 3 Bronze medals.

Aaron Connelly had a gruelling final bout to win the junior male sparring event he is a young man with great potential to excel in Taekwondo. 

The junior female sparring event went to Alex Tweedie who had 2 tough fights to win Gold, she beat fellow club member Emily Aitkenhead who achieved Bronze for her first sparring event, Emily also just missed out on a medal for the patterns event.

Eva Morrison won Gold in the female cadet event this is her 4th consecutive Gold in competition, each year she gets stronger and stronger at these events.

Brothers Jacob and Rhys Clark had close fights just losing by a few points they received a Bronze and Silver medal respectively for their effort. Rhys has great potential for future success in competitions and has a great relaxed attitude to his Taekwondo challenges.

Matthew Johnston had a few tough fights winning his final in the last 5 seconds of the bout with an accurate axe kick to win by 1 point.

Toni Kent competed in sparring and patterns winning Silver and Bronze respectively.
Another end of the year bonus for our club was 2 new Junior Black Belts Alex Tweedie and Samarjit Santhosh as well as 2 new Junior 2nd Dan Black Belts Aaron Connelly and Fred Murray.

Our club trains 4 days a week in Callander and Falkirk, all new students are welcome to come along and give Taekwondo a try. Contact Duncan Irvine 07713 193841 or email duncirvine@gmail.com. Come and join us in our 2019 challenges!