STUDENTS from Shirley Tae Kwon Do club are celebrating after coming away from the English Championships with a clean sweep of awards.
With over 1,500 competitors from over 300 clubs all bidding to become champions in their respective division inside the Worcester Arena, the club came away with no fewer than 12 medals, which included four new English Champions.
In the Black belt divisions, Irina Guy and Anil Jagatia both became English Champions with Irina winning both sparring and pattern categories.
Other English Champions in their respective divisions were Turkay Hasan and Darren Smith.
There were silver medals for Zak Stater and Minesh Jagatia, while Paul Brunn, Matthew Brunn, Daniel Brunn, Bhavesh Champaneri and Thomas Prior all finished third to collect a bronze medal.
“The English Championships are the first big national of the year,” said coach Steve Merricks, who has helped nurture many national champions over the years and has won three world titles himself.
“I’m extremely proud of all my students that took part especially the medal winners who produced some fabulous performances.
“This summer we will also be busy preparing and training hard for the World Championships, which will be held at the NIA in Birmingham and looking for even more success at the biggest Tae Kwon Do tournament ever.”
To celebrate it’s success, Shirley Tae Kwon Do club is running a new parent participation scheme where parents can train with their children for FREE throughout April for anyone who would like come along and sample the benefits of Tae Kwon-Do.
For further Information contact Steve on 07980 582 845 or check out the club website www.shirleytkd.co.uk.