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Gold medals for Tower Hamlets Taekwondo champions

November 4, 2009

Taekwondo champions

Martial Arts success came to Tower Hamlets last Saturday. The Club is Hadri Taekwondo based at Bishop Challoner’s School. Hadri Taekwondo took 14 players from their elite squad to compete at the Southern Championships in Bournemouth on 25th October 2009. The competition was packed with 300 of the UK’s top fighters from up and down the country.

The club took players as young as 8 and 9 years of age as well as teenagers and adults. The team was hand-picked and trained intensively by Master Esrar for the competition. The results were fantastic: 5 gold medals, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals, giving a total of 10 medals with just 14 fighters.

Celebrations of this achievement took place last Saturday at an awards ceremony at Bishop Challoners School where Respect Councillor and leader Abjol Miah, himself an expert in Taekwondo, was principal guest and gave out the awards. Respect Councillor Harun Miah also attended the ceremony.

“This is a fantastic achievement”, said Councillor Abjol Miah. “I am delighted to witness so many young people participating in this sport which promotes health and self-discipline without injury. And I am very proud to be awarding these very well-deserved medals. Martial Arts are an under-promoted sport in Britain but we may be looking at future Olympic champions here as this is an Olympics sport and will be included in the 2012 Olympics.”

Councillor Miah went on to say that he was particularly happy that so many women and girls were also now participating in the sport and the fact that the first female instructors had come out of this club. “We want this to be a sport for all sections of the community and for men and women, boys and girls. In particular, I want to encourage more women both to participate and to train to become instructors.”

Abjol Miah is Respect’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow. He is an expert in Martial Arts having participated in the stick fighting championship in the Philippines for Great Britain in 1994 and won both Silver and Bronze medals in the British Chamionships. He would be the first MP to be elected with Martial Arts training if successful at the General Election and is pledged to promote this important and universally beneficial sport up and down the country if elected.

Councillor Miah finished by congratulating all the parents who had encouraged their children to train in Taekwando. “I am intending to bring my four year old daughter to train alongside my sons. Children as young as four are already getting involved and deriving benefit from this sport which is good for body, mind and soul.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2010 10:33 am

    We are so proud of our TH Team…


  2. July 20, 2010 10:35 am

    We are so proud of our TH Team…

    Wish you all the best… is upto the young generation to change TH, for the better for ther ethinic minority and everyone.

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