Back at the end of June 2017, Gibraltar Taekwondo welcomed Grand Master David Bailey together with his wife Master Angie Bailey, to run a 3-day Poomsae and Sparring Camp at the premises in North Jumpers.
The Camp consisted on a variation of exercises like footwork, partner drills, target and counter kicking, fitness circuits, kicking speed, side-kick development, amongst other methods of exercises, which all form part of the development of our members and club and for the benefit at international competitions. A total of 10 hours, throughout 6 sessions were delivered to all members, both juniors and seniors, throughout the 3 days and despite the heat, it was fully enjoyed by all those who attended. These sort of events are a necessity for our Club, as rules and regulations are constantly changing, thus it is a great opportunity to be kept up to date and be able to compete at the highest level.
Grand Master David Bailey was promoted to 8th Dan in 2016, after grading at the renowned home of Taekwondo in Korea. David, originally from Liverpool, founded Central Taekwondo Academy in Carronshore (a small village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland) back in 1993 and has dedicated over 30 years to Taekwondo. He quotes that Taekwondo is more than a sport, its a way of life, with integrity, perseverance, courtesy, health and happiness at its heart. Other than having been involved in many successful Championships, David hosted the 6th Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in 2014 held in Edinburgh. David was accompanied to Gibraltar by his wife Angie, who also carries Taekwondo deep within her heart. Angie is 5th Dan, seven times British Poomsae Champion (2010 to 2016) and current Commonwealth Poomsae Champion.
As always, we thank all members and families for their continued support and special thanks goes to Lorena Garcia for all her time spent preparing this event.