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Tigers make it a roaring success with six trophies

PUBLISHED: 17:30 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:46 11 August 2010

The Dagenham branch of Tiger Tang Soo Do took three golds at the London Black Belt Championships at Castle Green sports centre Dagenham last weekend. The Essex club won a total of six trophies between them, but the pick of the bunch was 12-year-old Courtn

The Dagenham branch of Tiger Tang Soo Do took three golds at the London Black Belt Championships at Castle Green sports centre Dagenham last weekend.

The Essex club won a total of six trophies between them, but the pick of the bunch was 12-year-old Courtney Grace, who managed to win a first place in the weapons category and second place in her sparring section.

Courtney's nine-year-old sister Lauren made it a great day for her family by winning first place in her forms (kata) section. Jay Smith, nine, also took first place in his forms section.

Scott Pooley, nine, had some hard fights against good opposition and was narrowly beaten in the final taking second in sparring.

Richard Hume 15, showed great skill to take third place in sparring. Chloe Muhly, Morgan Kelly and Lawrence Hume all competed to a high level and were unfortunate not to win a trophy.

Stuart Reason, instructor of the Dagenham Park School-based club was delighted with the success.

"I am very proud and pleased with all the students who have been training very hard for this competition," he smiled.

"Courtney Grace was only put in the sparring section at the last minuet but still managed to put in a fantastic performance. All the students were a credit to the club.


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