Taekwondo students show off their skills

2017-06-28 06:02
The Phoenix Taekwon-Do club hosted the first KMA Provincial Tournament recently. The Black Panther Peewee Class (beginners) also took participated.

The Phoenix Taekwon-Do club hosted the first KMA Provincial Tournament recently. The Black Panther Peewee Class (beginners) also took participated.

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THE Phoenix Taekwon-Do club successfully hosted the first annual Korean Martial Arts (KMA) Provincial Tournament in Port Elizabeth recently.

Clubs travelled from as far as Aliwal North and Mthatha to participate in the tournament and show off their self-defence skills.

A total of 73 gold medals, 49 silver medals and 32 bronze medals were handed to students who participated in the various categories and divisions.

The event proved that taekwondo is a sport for both young and old as the students’ ages ranged from 6 to 42.

It also turned out to be a family sport considering the many parents who signed up for the tournament along with their children.

Following the success of the tournament, a group of 10 students, junior and senior, were selected to represent the Phoenix Taekwon-Do club and the Eastern Cape at the upcoming KMA Nationals that will take place in Potchefstroom from August 4 to 6.

The group consists of Chadre Frank, Cleyvon Frank, Rochelle de Beer, Benjamin Miller, Sibonelo Mdontsane, Kalinka Vermaak, JD Claassen, Desiree Booysen, Arne de Wet and Keenan Nel.

The students who qualify at the nationals will then proceed to the SAITF Nationals, set to take place in Cape Town in September, where they will be awarded their provincial colours.

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