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Children from the Isle of Man have travelled to the mainland for the 14th Taekwondo England Autumn Open Championships

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

Senior instructor Christopher Lawlor (back middle) with students at Flying Phoenix Taekwondo
Senior instructor Christopher Lawlor (back middle) with students at Flying Phoenix Taekwondo

The kids from Flying Phoenix Taekwondo will be competing today in Manchester, taking on some of the highest level competitors from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, India and China.

The event is set to be an action-packed weekend with some of the world’s finest Taekwondo contenders from across the globe preparing for the competition. Over the two days, competitors can choose to participate in a number of traditional Taekwondo categories, including poomsae, kicking technique, pre-arranged sparring and kyrougi.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting the trip by assisting with the cost of return travel for the team.

The senior instructor of Flying Phoenix Taekwondo said, ‘The Taekwondo England Autumn Open Championships is a fantastic event which offers competitors a great opportunity to compete against experienced fighters from all over the world.

‘Everyone at the club is extremely grateful to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for its generosity - the trip just would not have been viable without its support.’

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said, ‘Martial arts teaches discipline, confidence and self-defence. Young people and older people alike can learn a lot from the sport. We are pleased to support Flying Phoenix Taekwondo on their trip and wish them the best of luck.’


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