Awards galore at Target TAGB Tae Kwon-Do group of schools

PUBLISHED: 13:23 31 December 2012

Chloe Richards

Chloe Richards


The Target TAGB Tae Kwon-Do group of schools are celebrating a very successful 2012.

Over the course of the year there was a 100 per cent passing of all grading exams which included a dozen A passed, eight Grading Awards and 16 Plus Passes.

In addition there were 14 tournament medals won and in all three new black belts were handed out.

During the last few training classes of the year, awards were presented at each of the five schools in the group for Student of the Year and Most Improved Student.

At Sidmouth Michael Elsom was named Student of the Year whilst the Most Improved award went to Chloe Glover.

At Axminster the Student of the Year honour went to Kyle Hughes with Christain Hand landing the Most Improved award.

At Charmouth the awards went to Maisie Bellworthy (Student of the Year) and Luke Bearpark (Most Improved), at Bridport it was Steve Mines (Student of the Year) and Rachel Kelly (Most Improved) and at Colyton the award for Student of the Year went to Jay Shayler whilst Sophie Hilton was named the Most Improved.

An additional student of the year award was also presented at Colyton to Mr Gerry Waugh, who, while being instructor at the other schools, has also worked hard with his own instructor, Mr Sainsbury, to progress his own training and has moved up a dan grade.

The year 2013 sees a change at the Bridport class, with Miss Chloe Richards, who currently assists Mr Waugh at Charmouth, joining the instruction team.

Miss Richards, who has been training with the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) since she was just eight years old, lives in Bridport and will continue to build up the classes, currently held in Loders Village Hall on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.

Mr Waugh will continue to teach at Axminster, Charmouth and Sidmouth, but will provide additional cover at Bridport from time to time should Miss Richards be unavailable.

Full details of the times of the classes can be found at

Anyone interested in taking a free trial can call Mr Waugh on 01297 639830.

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