World Championships glory for martial arts aces - The Stratford Observer

World Championships glory for martial arts aces

Stratford Editorial 20th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

IT WAS a perfect ten for Warwick Tae Kwon-Do members as they stormed to medal glory at the World Championships in Birmingham.

Youngsters from across south Warwickshire starred for the Warwick club as they won ten gold medals at the Barclaycard Arena, where more than 2,000 competitors from 20 countries were in action.

Cassie Oury was in fine form as she won gold in black belt patterns and silver in musical patterns, missing out on double gold by just one point.

Zach Ashlee-Timms won gold in patterns and bronze in the boys’ green belt division in which he narrowly lost to the winner in the semi-finals having won four previous rounds.

Joanne Kirk won gold in the blue belt ladies’ sparring after missing her weight category and therefore fought in the weight above.

Jordan Gardner won triple bronze in patterns, sparring and team sparring in the boys’ green belt division as he sailed through five rounds before being beaten in the semi-finals.

Chloe Bevan won bronze in the ladies’ black belt patterns and Beccy Jones won bronze in the executive women’s lightweight black belt sparring.

Instructor Dave Oliver said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the club in such a major event.”

STRATFORD Tae Kwon-Do student Anastasia Galvin is celebrating after being crowned world champion in her sparring division at the World Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

Patterns, sparring and destruction were all part of the action and Galvin, who is currently a yellow belt, emerged with a gold medal in sparring, much to the delight of her 4th Degree Black Belt instructor Geoff Gravestock who has taught her for just over a year.

Stratford Tae Kwon-Do is keen to attract new members, both children and adults, at its classes in Stratford, Chipping Campden and Bidford.

For more information call Geoff Gravestock on 07866 727906 or visit


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