In June 2009, the Gibraltar Taekwondo Association celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary. 

The GTA has gone from strength to strength during these last 10 years, thanks to the help of the British Taekwondo Control Board and particularly to the hard work and commitment of Mr. Edward and Ernest Garcia, who have been practicing Taekwondo for the past 25 years.

The GTA congratulates Mr. Jake Pocock who achieved his 1st Poom and Mr. Edward and Ernest Garcia who achieved their 5th Dan. Upon achieving their 5th Dan, the Garcia twins have attained the title of “Master”, which carries with it a certain amount of prestige and responsibility in the eyes of both the public and the Taekwondo community.

The following Awards were presented at the event, for best performance throughout the past years:

Best Junior Female Student – Megan Ruiz
Best Junior Male Student – Stephen Whatley
Best Adult Junior Female Student – Alexandra Lara
Best Adult Junior Male Student – Jake Pocock
Best Adult Senior Female Student – Marivic Gomez
Best Adult Senior Male Student – Keith Mascari

The GTA would like to thank our friends, family, the general public, the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority and the local media, who without their support would not have succeeded as they have. Special thanks goes to:

Master Neil Guest 7th Dan – BTCB UK General Secretary 
Master William Darlington 6th Dan – Commonwealth General Secretary 
The Hon Edwin Joseph Reyes MP – Minister for Culture, Heritage, Sport & Leisure
Mr. Joe Hernandez – GSLA Manager
Mr. Francisco Tellez Garcia 6th Dan – Vice President Taekwondo Andalucian Federation
Mrs. Louise Guest 4th Dan – BTCB UK Assistant Secretary
Mr. Eduardo Vergara 2nd Dan
Mr. Richard Evans
Mr. Clive Moreno
Mr. Joseph Trinidad
Mr. John Sheppard
Mr. John Sheppard Jnr
Mr. Tony Avellano
Mr. Jaime Felices
Mr. Aaron Caballero
Mr. Brandon Tosso
Mr. Jansen Reyes
Mr. Leon Garcia
Mr. Alexander Trinidad
Miss Dana Garcia
Miss Lorena Garcia
Mrs. Marie Carmen Garcia
Ms. Fabiola Colombo
Mr. Frederick Martin
Mrs. Annie Lagomasino
Mr. Wayne Estella

The presentation for Master William Darlington 6th Dan, was presented to him by Master Neil Guest 7th Dan, on our behalf.

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