Trenic TKD Students attend Match Day
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On the 10th May members from
Trenic TKD under the UKITF banner were invited to take part in Match Day 4, an
event dedicated to match day practise. Here student had the opportunity to
compete against one another without the added pressures of competition,
allowing competitors to trial new games plans, tactics and techniques in a
Travelling down from
Trenic TKD were Katie Hetherington, Coby Esegbona and Coaches Matthew Brunger
and Luke Dempsey. Fighting under WTF rules, this was a whole new experience for
the two young competitors who had to adapt their styles and mentality whilst
tying their hands behind their backs!!
Kitted up in body armour and
proactive socks and gloves the students were eager to step onto the mat. Both
Katie and Coby were scheduled to have three fights each. Up fist was Katie who
after a cautious start settled into her performance however narrowly losing the
Up next and hoping to
turn the scales was Coby who instantly looked to set the pace throwing strong
rear leg turning kicks and reverse hook kicks. However I feel it was perhaps
his understanding of the rules and inexperience which let him down this time
having to accept an early loss.
Up next was Katie who was
determined to improve upon her last performance and she did so in spectacular
fashion. After scoring solid head kicks in the first round and gaining good
momentum leading into the second round, Katie remained relaxed yet focused and resulted
in her competitor throwing in the towel.
After a quick lunch break
Coby was called to the ring for his second match up. Against a much older,
taller and more experienced fighter Coby really had to knuckle down and dig
deep. Although giving as good as he got the opponent was the better fighter on
the day leading Coby to concede once again. This left Coby fired up and raring
to enter the ring for the last time. Against a well matched opponent Coby fired
fast reverse turning kicks with pin point accuracy, following with powerful
turning kicks to the body and head. After a long day Coby was able to secure
his first victory giving him a much needed confidence boost.
Looking the end the day
early and in her last fight, Katie pounced onto the ring and after executing
well timed axe kicks and machine gun side-kicks the fight was called to a stop
just 20 seconds into the first round.
We would to congratulate
both Coby and Katie that took part in the match day. You were both a true
credit to the UKITF and your individual clubs. We would also like to extend our
thanks and appreciation to Mr Tranter and the organising team for inviting us
and running both a welcoming and professional event.
Written by: UK ITF Admin - 2nd June 2014
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