A small team of 14 fighters from ASP Taekwondo headed to the Gold Coast Open recently, coming away with seven golds, two silvers and four bronze medals in the esteemed event.
Head instructor Mitchell Archer said it was a huge success for the group, who were amongst 700 competitors from 69 clubs competing over two days.
“The Gold Coast Open was the biggest Taekwondo competition in Australia in recent years,” he said.
“It was a highly competitive event with big divisions and clubs from every Australian state, plus New Zealand, New Caledonia, Tonga, Nepal and India.”
Mitchell said the local fighters ranged between six to 14 years old with with a couple of seniors also added into the mix.
He said the team showed great strength and tenacity in the competition.
“In our club culture we are all about training hard and holding each other accountable,” Mitchell said.
“We talk a lot about being professional and applying yourself in training and I think that really showed during the competition.”
Mitchell said ASP Taekwondo was looking to expand its members and children especially were welcome to come along and join in on the sport.
“ASP is open to new students, specifically those in the six to 12 years old range,” he said.
“There are plenty of benefits that come with taekwondo including discipline – this sport is built around respect.
“The taekwondo mission is to promote peace and harmony and we are a very friendly club that likes to get the best out of each other.”
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