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Nursing Studies Taekwondo champion!

When we moved to Scotland with my family in July 2017 we were began to look for family activities that we could do together. With my wife, Teresa, and three kids, Mary, Gordon and Evan (ages 9, 6 and 5), we took up Taekwondo with the Intrepid Taekwondo club in Inverkeithing. From our inception in July we moved from white belts and earned our yellow belts in February.

On June 3, 2018 Teresa and I competed in the Scottish National Taekwondo Championships at the Grangemouth sportsplex. This was our first Taekwondo competition. The competetion had two categories: patterns and sparing. Competitors for each category were further divided by belt level.  At the Championships I earned a second place finish in the patterns category and a first place finish in the sparring along side my wife, Teresa, who also earned a first place finish in the women’s sparring.

Written by Andrew Waddington, MSc Advanced Nursing Practice


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