Morgan back in TKD action

It has been an eventful few weeks for TAGB Tae Kwon Do instructor, Chloe Lock.

It has been an eventful few weeks for TAGB Tae Kwon Do instructor, Chloe Lock, with four students attending the Black Belt grading in Bristol, preparing 19 students for their coloured belt grading at Honiton, attending the Southern Championships at Salisbury along with eight students and preparing for the British Championships in Cardiff next weekend.

The Southern Championships was 16-year-old Martin Morgan's first competition in six months, having been unable to train through injury and, despite not being back to full fitness, he managed to secure Bronze.

Martin, from Ottery St Mary, was competing in the men's black belt division for the first time and was up against some very experienced competitors who were 15 years his senior.

Martin is sponsored by Jazz Apples, after the company spent months scouring the country searching for Britain's top sporting talents and was provided with �1,500 sponsorship to aid athletic development. Martin has his sights on the 2010 World championships and the 2012 Olympics.


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Instructor Chloe Lock was back on form in her first tournament for 20 months, having had a baby, and won Gold in individual ladies' black belt sparring and silver in team sparring.

One of the highlights of the black belt grading was when Master Michael Dew 8th Dan told Lock that Chloe Hodder, from Kilmington, and Sandie, Jake and Meg Hardcastle, from Broadclyst, had been promoted to 1st degree Black Belts.

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Students have to train regularly twice weekly for a minimum of three and a half years before they can take their Black Belt. It's the first time Chloe has had a family take their black belts at the same time.

All 19 of Chloe's students were successful at the coloured belt grading.

Tae Kwon do Instructor Chloe Lock, left, in action at her first tournament for 20 months.

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