Aberdare Tang Soo Do’s phenomenal success at the International Tang Soo Do Federation World Championships held in Lisbon Portugal.
The Tang Soo Do club based in Penywaun and Hirwaun where Instructor Sian Moran said “We came back with 14 World Champions and a total of 47 medals – 20 Gold, 19 Silver & 8 Bronze between the team of 18 instructors and students from Aberdare Tang Soo Do.”
A Record - Our Best Ever Class Medal Haul
Megan Davies Silver in Sparring & Silver in Breaking.
Gemma Dillon Gold in Sparring, Silver in Breaking & Silver in Forms.
Kieron Dillon Gold in Breaking & Silver in Sparring.
Rebecca Dillon Silver in Forms & Bronze in Sparring.
Destiny Evans Gold in Forms & Silver in Sparring.
Hayley Evans Gold in Sparring, Gold in Forms & Gold in Breaking.
David Hill Gold in Sparring, Gold in Forms & Bronze in Breaking.
Kenzie Hill Gold in Forms, Silver in Sparring & Bronze in Breaking,
Arwel Jones Gold in Breaking, Silver in Sparring & Silver in Forms.
Alex Jiang Silver in Sparring & Silver in Breaking.
Anton Lloyd-Jones Gold in Forms, Gold in Weapons, Silver in Sparring & Silver in Breaking
Sian Moran Gold in Forms, Gold in Breaking & Bronze in Weapons and Grand Champion
Richard Morgan Gold in Weapons & Silver in Sparring & Member of the UK Forms team that took 2nd place overall.
Nathanial Powell-Gutesha Bronze in Breaking.
Ethan Skinner Gold in Forms, Silver in Sparring & Silver in Breaking.
Joshua Skinner Gold Sparring, Gold Forms & Bronze in Breaking.
Connor Webber Gold in Forms & Silver in Sparring, Bronze in Weapons & Grand Champion
Nia Williams Gold in Forms, Silver in Breaking & Bronze in Sparring.
As well as a record performance Sian Moran and Nia Williams walked 400 miles to Lisbon, raising £2,100 for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Sian Moran and student Nia Williams, 16, walking 400 miles before the event to raise mony for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Sian and Nia went on to say “We raised about £2,100 for Pancreatic Cancer UK. My cousin from Mountain Ash died from the cancer last October.
It is one of the two cancers that get the least funding, and only has about a 4% survival rate.
We walked through 35°C at times, and about 20 miles a day.
It was very hard on the feet – the soles in my boots had completely worn away by the end!
But with the great amount raised, we are very glad we did it.”