Downend Tang Soo Do successes

September 30 2019

Becky and Mitch hold their trophies, joined by student Alice Sheppard and instructor Ian Crook

Becky and Mitch hold their trophies, joined by student Alice Sheppard and instructor Ian Crook

MARTIAL arts students from Downend Tang Soo Do have been celebrating a clutch of awards and trophies.
Riley Hodges, 11, from Emersons Green, achieved his Green belt, with Downend's Ian Brown receiving recognition for being the 'Most Improved' student out of all of those who graded for new belts in Bristol.
There was further success for Becky Sheppard, of Warmley, and Mitch Hopes, from Longwell Green, who both won trophies at recent national championships in Nottingham.
Becky won 3rd place in the weapons category and 2nd place in the forms category, both for Black belt women ages 18-25.
Mitch won a two 3rd place trophies for weapons and sparring categories, for Red belt men ages 18-25.
Instructor Ian Crook said: “As their instructor I could not be more proud of our club. Everybody puts in 100 per cent every single week, which has shown in recent weeks with Riley grading to Green belt , Ian getting the Most Improved award for his Brown belt, and SBN Becky Sheppard and Mitch Hopes achievements in the regional competition.
“We are a very welcoming friendly group. If you would be interested in getting fit, having fun and learning how to defend yourself, come along and join us.”
Downend Tang Soo Do is part of the World Tang Soo Do Association and teaches traditional martial arts including self defence and weapons. It is suitable for all ages 10 and above including beginners.
Students train on Wednesday evenings from 7.30-9pm at Christ Church Parish Hall, North Street, Downend.
For further details see the Facebook page @Downend Tang Soo Do or contact instructor Ian Crook on 07817 744689.