On 30th November a small team from Dorset Taekwondo went to Worcester to take part in the British Taekwondo National Poomsae / Patterns Championships. There was nearly 600 athletes from over 60 clubs around the UK it was one of the largest and most competitive ever held with athletes all vying to become British Champion 2019.
Our team consisted of Angailika, Gabby, Jemma, Darren and Aidan.
It was a very long day with our first players on at 9:30am; then back on at 7:30pm. Staying focused for so long was very difficult. There was mixed performances throughout the day and a lot of lessons learned. In an amazing finish our Freestyle competitors gave great performances with Bronze for Jemma, Silver for Aidan, and GOLD for our new NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Jemma and Aidan (Under 17 Pairs Freestyle).
As a result of their hard work and dedication Jemma and Aidan have been selected for the BT National Poomsae Squad for 2020. A massive achievement to them, and for the club.
Some great photos of the weekend are shown below. (Click on the photos to enlarge)