On Sunday 25th March over 1,200 competitors visited Worcester to compete for supremacy in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo. Local brothers Adam Betts and Lewis Betts managed to fight their way to the final of the middleweight division beating opponents from all around the country. Adam was ultimately victorious with a score of 5-4 in a close fight for the title.
Taekwondo is famous for its high kicks (and there were plenty on display at this championship) but the final point was scored in the last 10 seconds with a punch to the head. Some of the best fighters in the world were present and their final fight was refereed by two times world #1 Jackson White Jr.
Adam and Lewis have both been training in taekwondo for almost a year and have developed their fitness, flexibility and fighting skills greatly. Adam represents the Alfreton club which was established over 30 years ago by World Master Brian Towndrow (8th Degree Black Belt) and Lewis is from Pilsley which is a newer club formed in 2017. Both clubs are part of the Notts Tkd group (www.nottstkd.com) run by James Seaman.
The event was hosted by the Taekwondo Association of Great Britain (TAGB) which is the largest and most successful martial arts organisation in the UK. Four national tournaments are run each year as well as smaller regional tournaments. Every 3 years (including 2018), they host the World Championships at the Birmingham Arena where both Adam and Lewis will aim to secure their first International title.
We wish them the best of luck with their question for a world title, keep kicking!
If you would like any further information on taekwondo or how you could get started, contact James Seaman using the details below:
SMS/Phone: 07813 852 392