Master Douglas Taekwon-Do Schools held their 6th invitational Taekwon-do Tournament on Saturday the 25th May. The whole event was a huge success with over 210 competitors from most of the Taekwon-Do schools from the INTA.
The Tournament started at 10am with the children up to 12years competing in the 4 rings for the one gold medal in each height category for male and female in this very spectacular special technique event (overhead kick).
After that was finished it moved on to the patterns and sparring competition where everyone put in a great performance. When the patterns were over the children and the adults were eager to get into the sparring gear where there were more great displays from the competitors taking part in their first competition to the more seasoned competitor.
It was also a great privilege for M.D.T.S to have Grandmaster O’Toole 9th degree, president of the INTA, present at the tournament also, Master Neil Franks, Master Nigel Stobie and Master Alan Troy.
Everyone enjoyed the day in a safe and friendly atmosphere. This was a great opportunity for members to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
A special thanks to Ballygowan for their continued support in supplying refreshments for the event.
We would also like to thank all the people who helped set up the hall and clean up afterwards, the umpires who gave up their day to help at this great event, and the great support from all coaches who looked after all the students on the day.
Until next year