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Caithness Tang Soo Do students ‘should be extremely proud’ of medal haul


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From left: Eoghan Speirs, Robyn Speirs, Mia MacGregor and Kerry Speirs.
From left: Eoghan Speirs, Robyn Speirs, Mia MacGregor and Kerry Speirs.

Students from martial art club Caithness Tang Soo Do laid it all out on the mats to compete against other groups from throughout the Highlands, Moray and Edinburgh at the Highland championships in Inverness.

There were various categories, including empty hand forms, team forms, sparring, weapons form categories in bo staff, nunchucks, knife and sword, and a creative weapons form category too.

The weeks of hard work and preparation for the Caithness Tang Soo Do students resulted in a good haul of medals being won.

Eoghan Speirs (39), 1st Dan black belt, took silver in both sparring and sword form categories and bronze in nunchucks and creative weapons forms.

Kerry Speirs (34), 1st Dan black belt, won silver in empty hand and bo staff forms and bronze in knife forms.

Eleven-year-old Robyn Speirs, blue belt, secured bronze in creative weapons forms, while Mia MacGregor (also 11), red tag, won silver in nunchuck forms.

Master Stephen Mezals, 4th Dan black belt, instructor at the Halkirk-based club, said: “Martial arts have many exciting and fun activities, but the ability to go away and compete against like-minded people makes it all the more thrilling and drives us to keep getting better.

“Eoghan, Kerry, Robyn and Mia all worked extremely hard in preparation for this competition and these results are testament to that hard work. They should all be extremely proud of their achievement, because I certainly am.”

The club will now work towards preparing students for the Scottish championships being held on September 21 and will look forward to the opportunity to compete at the world championships in August 2025, for which Inverness has been selected as the host location.


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