Our local tae kwon do team are set to compete amongst 2,000 hopeful competitors at the Arena Birmingham for this year’s Tae Kwon Do International World Championships! Competitors will travel across the globe from as far afield as Australia all with the hope of becoming a World Champion.
Across the weekend, 21st – 22nd July, the the eight strong squad will compete in a variety of sparring and patterns categories. The team includes Birmingham paralegal Stacey Cockbill who will vye for a title in the Ladies Lightweight Black Belt division. Also going for gold in the heavily contested Black belt division is St John’s ambulance volunteer Lorna Waring who will be competing in the welterweight category. The ladies will be coaching our junior members Gracie and Emilie Bedenham who along with cadet Gillis Robbie from West Bromwich and Tore Lamont from Dudley have all been completing a strenuous three day a week training programme! The team will be joined by Bella Rhodes from Bilston who will be competing in the patterns and sparring category and Arran Campbell from Tipton club who will be hoping to bring home gold in the Men’s Blue Belt division. The squad have all put in so much effort in the run up to this huge international competition and feel so fortunate to be competing on home soil.
Senior World Master Vince Farquharson stated ‘The whole team have worked so hard. We would like to wish them all good luck and success. We have a phrase in this club which is ‘train hard fight easy.’ I am confident that our motto will translate onto the competition arena.
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