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Competitions 2016-17

Midlands Championships 2017

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We had 11 students competing in the Midlands Championships in Kettering on 22nd January.
The event was very well attended with students competing from all over the country.

Competing students

Ladies
Rachel Foster: Blue belt heavyweight sparring and patterns
Nicky Head: Red belt Middleweight sparring and patterns

Girls
Emma Tyrrell: Yellow belt lightweight sparring and Patterns
Olivia Bignall: Yellow belt Patterns
Cerys O’Connor: Black belt Middleweight sparring and patterns
Kiera O’Connor: Black belt Middleweight sparring and patterns

Boys:
Suliman Khan: Blue belt lightweight sparring and patterns
George Bignall Yellow belt patterns
Josh Deller Green belt middleweight sparring

Mens:
Paul Richards: Yellow belt Heavyweight sparring
Peter Slomczynski : Yellow belt heavyweight sparring and patterns

We sent a largely inexperienced team with over half of our students green belt or below.
Peter in his first ever competition had 3 fights and finished up winning bronze. Emma succeeded in her goal of bringing back an individual medal with another bronze in girls yellow belt sparring and a further bronze in the team sparring.
Nicky head became Ladies Red belt patterns champion with a gold in patterns and also won a Bronze in sparring.
Rachel won Bronze in Ladies sparring and Gold in the team sparring event
Suli finished off our haul of medals with another bronze in the boys team sparring.
A great start to the year for Bishops Stortford & Epping Taekwon-do
as our clubs grow from strength to strength.
Well done to all our students medal or not you did the club proud.

John Anderson,William Chisholme and Julie Taylor who did Umpire duties on the day.