The Gibraltar Taekwondo Association recently held its 4th Junior Kyorugi (sparring) competition on June 2003

Prior to the competition the junior members took part in a spectacular exhibition, divided into two parts. The first part was dedicated to self-defence where participants demonstrated a wide repertoire of self-defence techniques in diverse situations - single assailants, followed by two and finally by an armed assailant. The second part was dedicated to destruction techniques, where the youngsters demonstrated their ability in this field on single and double targets. This Kyorugi competition was a great success, to the satisfaction of all present. It culminated with a thrilling bout between Aidon Garcia and Rahul Daswani which had everybody on the edge of their seats.

Ernest Garcia (3rd Dan) and Edward Garcia (3rd Dan) were justifiably proud of their students' abilities, worthy reward for their coaching and preparation. All participants were rewarded for their hard work.


Ages 6-7 years:

1st - Dana Garcia and Lorena Garcia

2nd - Kaylan Balban and Jared Bensusan

3rd - Karl Baldachino and Cheryl Romero

4th - Ashley Garcia, Zakk Santos, Justin Montovio, Keisha Ballester, Michael Rodriguez, Lee McMahon, Aidan Beazley and Jesse Monteverde.

Age 8-11 years:

1st - Rahul Daswani and Aidon Garcia

2nd - Leon Garcia and Louis Baldachino

3rd - Gayle Garcia and Sinead Garcia

4th - Shannen Requena, Kylie Montovio, Jake Peacock, Kyle Dixon, Jonathan Huart and Zamiel Cano.

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