English Championships 2019 – the squad keeps growing

The first NATIONAL competition of 2019 is here! And West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do sent off their BIGGEST squad EVER!

West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do sent off 19 competitors from 4 different clubs to compete in patterns, sparring, destruction and power strike tests.

National TAGB competitions see over 1000 competitors in the range of divisions with the TAGB England, Welsh and Scottish squad also taking part. West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do coach, Dan Oldman from the Dudley Club said “national competitions become harder every year, and our squad today have done fantastic work, winning medals and learning plenty of new skills. It might be cliché; however, it is not just about winning, taking part is important. Entering competitions gives you many new skills and pits you against the best in the country aiding our student’s development. I am especially impressed with the range of students we had enter today, everyone is playing a part and it is amazing to see.”

Dudley TAGB Entries
• Warren Didlock – entered black belt hand destruction
• Toré Lamont – entered red belt patterns and red belt light weight sparring
• Daniel Oldman – entered black belt heavy weight patterns and achieved silver in black belt tag team
• Amelia Myers – achieved silver in girls’ yellow belt light weight sparring

Willenhall and Bilston TAGB Entries
• Georgina Walters – entered black belt hand destruction
• Jake Walters – entered black belt boys’ patterns
• Ben Moore – entered black belt boys’ patterns and achieved bronze in the Todd Wurr power strike test
• Jon Moore – entered black belt hand destruction and achieved gold in the Todd Wurr power strike test
• Georgina Moore – entered ladies red belt patterns and achieved bronze in the Todd Wurr power strike test
• Jade Winstone – entered cadets red belt light weight sparring
• Jordan Winstone – entered mens’ red belt light weight sparring
• Stuart Stanway – entered executive mens’ black belt heavy weight sparring

Tipton and Bloxwich TAGB Entries
• Jenna Bailey – achieved bronze in girls’ yellow belt tiny tot sparring
• Jaidev Patel – entered sparring categories
• Daryn Ahmed – entered sparring categories
• Nadia Ahmed – entered sparring categories
• Arran Campbell – achieved bronze in mens’ red belt welter weight sparring

West Bromwich TAGB Entries
• Emilie Bedenham – entered girls’ red belt lightweight sparring
• Gracie Bedenham – entered girls’ red belt pee wee sparring

Coaches / Officials
• World Master Vince Farquharson – Senior Instructor of West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do & International TAGB referee
• Daniel Oldman – West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do Coach
• Georgia Elwell – West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do Coach & National referee
• Craig Mason – Welfare Officer
• Louise Didlock – Welfare Officer

All West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do instructors and coaches want to say a big well done to all students who entered. Our squad is only getting stronger and we cannot wait until the next competition!

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