British Open Taekwon-do Championships 2020 (2021)
Newly formed ICENI Taekwon-do took a small group to Coventry for the GTUK British Open Championships, and came back with 5 medals!
- Jason Drake 2nd Dan Black Belt won a Silver for Sparring
- Michael Wickwar Green Tag, won Gold for Patterns and Gold for Sparring
- Danny Abramson Green Tag, won Silver for Patterns and Silver for Sparring
- Amanda Dykes was in full support, along with ICENI instructors and officials Mr and Mrs Bedingfield.
But there is more to this story than just the medals…
This was the first tournament since the pandemic lockdowns, and both Danny and Michael joined the club while training was restricted to socially distanced techniques with no contact. This was then followed by a lengthy spell of training at home via zoom sessions with their instructors, sometimes with very poor internet connections, and very small training spaces in their homes.
Only in August did they actually get to hit a bag and were allowed close contact sparring tuition.
So their achievements, like so many at this tournament, was a victory for all those who have persevered to learn Taekwon-do through the pandemic, supported by hard working instructors who would not give up their dedication to teaching Taekwon-do.
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