ISLAND MEMBERS TAKE PART IN TAE KWON-DO TOURNAMENT

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L-R: Georgia Newbery, Lauren Ball and Ellie Russell

Over 50 members of the Isle of Wight Tae Kwon-Do club took part in their annual Isle of Wight Tournament on 18th November.

The tournament consisted of 5 different disciplines; Patterns, Board Breaking, Continuous Sparring, Point-stop Sparring and ‘Beat Pete’.

The ‘Beat Pete’ event was very popular, with 16 junior members queuing up to attack the club’s chief instructor, Mr Pete Scotcher, with the most points scored winning the event.

The patterns divisions were all closely contested with some great performances on the day making it difficult for the judges with some very close decisions.

Board breaking was another great category with most students surpassing their targets for the day with powerful and accurate techniques.

Both the point-stop and continuous sparring categories produced some great fights, close decisions and brave comebacks. All sparring was on a semi-contact basis where points are awarded for punches and kicks landed on the legal scoring areas.

The day was a great success, thanks mostly to the club’s black belts and senior grades helping to officiate for the day. Lots of friendly yet competitive spirit throughout the day along with amazing sportsmanship and respect.

The club also raised over £200 for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

For more details about the club including training venues, visit www.iowtkd.com.

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