Deborah West, Estelle Eltham, Sophie Raine, Elena Houghton, Daisy Johnson, Tyla Nawrattel, Oliver Conteras, William Houghton and Elliott Owen competed at the TSA Invitational Tournament in Kent. There were some exceptional performances from the youngsters, both in traditional patterns and point-stop sparring. Deborah showed little sign of nerves in her first tournament and put on an outstanding display to win gold in the junior grade patterns category. Oliver fought his way to gold in his junior grade sparring category. There were battling performances from Estelle and Daisy in their respective senior grade sparring categories, with both girls taking home silver medals. Well done everyone!
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Founder Member Awards to Ian Stoneman, Sara Maitland, Jacob Stoneman, Charlie Dorkins & Evie Ayres-Townshend, Most Tournaments - Sophie Raine & Will Houghton, Competitor of The Year – Bella Riley, Effort – Liam Millane, Dedication - Estelle Eltham, Leadership – Josh Watson, Patterns - Daisy Johnson, Sparring - Archie Riley, Theory - Miles Warner, Courtesy - Caleb Allen, Perseverance - Josh Riley, Indomitable Spirit - Kenzie Power, Most Improved Student – Sophie Raine, Best New Student (child) - Harry Collins, Best New Student (adult) - Duncan Warner, Student of the Year (joint winners) - Daisy Johnson & Will Houghton.
Congratulations to all who competed in the GTI British Open Championship; Estelle Eltham, Daisy Johnson, Sophie Raine, Ollie Verrian, Will Houghton, Ryan Millane & Jacob Stoneman. Bronze medals for Ryan Millane & Ollie Verrian in point-stop sparring. A silver medal for Jacob Stoneman in continuous sparring.
10th kup to 7th kup patterns: Gold – Oliver Contreras, Silver – Harry Collins, Bronze – Elliott Owen 6th kup to 1st kup patterns: Gold – Daisy Johnson, Silver – Sophie Raine, Bronze – Will Houghton Team patterns: Gold – Sophie Raine, Kenzie Power & Ellie Houghton (no medals awarded to 2nd & 3rd) Junior grade lightweight sparring: Gold – Ryan Millane, Silver – Oliver Contreras, Bronze – Liam Millane Junior grade middleweight sparring: Gold – Josh Watson, Silver – Kenzie Power, Bronze – Sophie Raine Senior grade lightweight sparring: Gold – Josh Riley, Silver – Will Houghton, Bronze – Bella Riley Senior grade middleweight sparring: Gold – Jacob Stoneman, Silver – Archie Riley, Bronze – Daisy Johnson
We are pleased to announce that Anish Rai passed his black belt grading and is promoted to first dan. Well done sir!
Congratulations to Max Todd, winner of the bronze medal in blue belt cadet patterns at the GTI National Open. Max also won gold in patterns at the TSA Invitational Tournament. Bella Riley & Ollie Verrian both won silver medals in sparring at the TSA.
Well done to Sophie Raine, Bella Riley, Daisy Johnson, Josh Watson, Anish Rai, Ollie Verrian, Josh Riley, Max Todd, Will Houghton & Jacob Stoneman who all put in a superb effort at the PUMA British Championships. The medal winners were; Anish Rai – gold in sparring, Bella Riley – silver in sparring & bronze in patterns, Daisy Johnson – bronze in patterns, Ollie Verrian – bronze in patterns.
Well done to the 12 students who represented Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do; Sophie Raine, Ellie Houghton, Bella Riley, Daisy Johnson, Amber Wilson, Josh Watson, Anish Rai, Ollie Verrian, Josh Riley, Max Todd, Will Houghton and Archie Riley. We won a total of six medals; Amber Wilson – gold – cadet girls blue & red belt sparring, Archie Riley – silver – junior boys blue & red belt sparring, Bella Riley – bronze – junior girls blue & red belt sparring, Max Todd – silver – junior boys blue belt patterns, Will Houghton – bronze – junior boys blue belt patterns, Daisy Johnson – bronze – junior girls blue belt patterns.
Competitor of the Year – Amber Wilson, Theory – Izzy Voice, Effort – Ollie Verrian, Dedication – Ellie Houghton, Perseverance – Josh Watson, Courtesy – Ryan Millane, Indomitable Spirit – Ann Bagshaw, Patterns – Evie Ayres-Townshend, Sparring – Archie Riley, Leadership – Daisy Johnson, Most Improved Student – Will Houghton, Best New Student – Estelle Eltham, Student of the Year – Sara Maitland
Congratulations to our squad of ten students who competed at the GTI British Championship on 23rd November. Daisy Johnson won two bronze medals in patterns and sparring, Bella Riley and Charlie Dorkins also won a bronze each in sparring, Ollie Verrian and Sian Jones both won silver in sparring and we have two new GTI British Champions; Archie Riley with a gold in boys middleweight continuous sparring, Evie Ayres-Townshend with a gold in under-18 girls black belt patterns.