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Caithness family's haul of four medals at Tang Soo Do open event


By Alan Hendry

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Robyn, Eoghan and Kerry with the medals they won at the recent open tournament in Elgin.
Robyn, Eoghan and Kerry with the medals they won at the recent open tournament in Elgin.

Caithness students of the Korean martial art of Scotland Tang Soo Do came home with a haul of four medals from an open tournament in Elgin.

It was the first time Scotland Tang Soo Do had been able to host such a competition since before the pandemic and it attracted more than 100 competitors from clubs all over the UK, as well as from Denmark.

They were given the opportunity to test their skills against each other in various categories, including empty hand forms, weapon forms and sparring, for the chance of being crowned grand champion.

Caithness Tang Soo Do, based at the Ross Institute in Halkirk, was represented by husband and wife Eoghan and Kerry Speirs and their daughter Robyn.

Eoghan, Robyn and Kerry of Caithness Tang Soo Do were rewarded for their hard work.
Eoghan, Robyn and Kerry of Caithness Tang Soo Do were rewarded for their hard work.

This small but strong team brought their A-game and put in a tremendous effort. Robyn won silver in empty hand forms and bronze in bo staff form, while Kerry took silver in bo staff form and Eoghan won silver in sparring.

Club instructor Stephen Mezals said: "We are extremely proud of how Eoghan, Kerry and Robyn performed and are delighted to see students of Caithness Tang Soo Do bringing home medals.

"They train hard and it's great to see all that hard work being rewarded by such great results. A big well done to them."

Anyone wishing to get in touch with the club can search on Facebook for Caithness Tang Soo Do.


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