Bank holiday weekend (June 2005) saw British Taekwondo Control Board (B.T.C.B.) Gibraltar receive a visit from the B.T.C.B. General secretary, Master Neil Guest (6th Dan) and his Assistant Secretary Mrs. Louise Guest (3rd Dan). Mrs. Guest is a former UK Patterns Champion. 

A seminar was held Saturday 4th June where the latest techniques were taught to seniors and juniors attending. Sunday 5th June black belt gradings were held with the following results:

Edward Garcia

4th Dan

Ernest Garcia

4th Dan

Alexander Trinidad 2nd Dan
Jansen Reyes 1st Dan
Brandon Tosso 1st Dan
Dean Chipolina 1st Dan
Lorena Garcia 1st Poom

Master Neil Guest commented on the extremely high standards attained, as all who took part passed their examinations. A special mention was made of Lorena Garcia who, at 9 years of age, is the youngest competitor to have attained the 1st Poom. All the club and her family are extremely proud of her. Dean Chipolina made such an impression on the visitors that arrangements are in process for him to train with the UK Taekwondo who regularly take part in international competitions such as the Olympic Games and World Championships. 

B.T.C.B. Gibraltar is currently looking for a sponsor for Mr. Chipolina. Anyone interested can contact Mrs. Marie Carmen Garcia; Assistant Secretary of B.T.C.B. Gibraltar on Tel. No. 00350 44142.

On Monday 6th June an International Instructor course, sponsored by UK Sports Council as the governing body for Taekwondo in the UK, was held and as a result B.T.C.B. Gibraltar now has seven certified and insured International Instructors, these are:

Edward Garcia 4th Dan
Ernest Garcia 4th Dan
Alexander Trinidad 2nd Dan
Jansen Reyes 1st Dan
Brandon Tosso 1st Dan
Douglas Colombo 1st Dan

B.T.C.B. Gibraltar would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of the junior members for their support by being present at the seminar.

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