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Martial Arts October Round Up

By November 12, 2019 No Comments

A very busy and productive Oct 19 saw Army Taekwondo in both competition and training action. Well done to our fighters who took ITF Gold at the LTSI Open Championships and to the team who took WT Silvers at the NTC Open and the UTF London International. Big thanks to all who attended and progressed on the five-day WT Development Training Course. October was busy; November will be just as busy!

British Taekwondo National Championships.

Another fantastic weekend for Army Taekwondo representing UKAF at the British Championships and earning 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze. Well done to all fighters, including our Royal Navy friend as we combined as Team Armed Forces. All took medals, all fought well.

Devon Open and Southend Pro.

Army Purple Belts with a clean sweep at the Devon Open and Southend Pro. Cpl Leon Hinds, LCpl Ricky Bellingham and LCpl Rob Bennet always give fantastic performances. Can’t wait to see these guys in action at the IBJJF European Championship in Jan 20!

Devon Open Weight Finals.

Two of the top Army athletes, both 1 Rifles, went head to head in the Open Weight Finals – there is no ‘closing out’ in war. LCpl Ricky Bellingham and Cpl Leon Hinds giving a great performance!

Congratulations to Sgt Ollie Dales on his well-deserved promotion to blue belt and thank you to the team at Xion Jiu-Jitsu for all your hard work.