AFTER another successful year of training and competitions at the national level, Imugi Martial Arts reflected on their accomplishments as they celebrated their annual Awards Night.
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With the usual training attire of white robes nowhere in sight, the importance of this annual event called for cocktail dresses and ties.
Each year martial arts school identifies a number of students for excellence in a variety of areas.
Awards include, Most improved, Representative, Dedication and the coveted Senior and Junior Imugi of the Year.
As well as award categories for the five traditional tenets of Taekwondo, being Integrity, Self Control, Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit, and Courtesy.
Chief Instructor, Mr Tony Gillespie told News Of The Area, “Our annual presentation night is a wonderful way to end the year.”
“We’re incredibly proud of how dedicated our students are to their training.”
Shaun Whittaker told News Of The Area, “I feel humbled to have received the Senior Imugi of the Year award.”
“Every student brings a very high standard and I feel honored to have been chosen,” he said.
Junior Imugi of the Year 2018, Hunter Williams said, “When I heard my name I felt excited, happy and surprised.”
Other Award recipients were:
Chung Sa Nim Award – Nicky Blanch
Kyo Sa Nim Award – Ben Williams
Liz Brewer Memorial Dedication Award – Nicole Gentle
Imugi’s Imugi (voted by the students) – Bailey Fathers
Star Imugi of the Year – Stacey Binskin
Rookie of the Year – Jaiden Fathers
Most Improved Sparring – Hayley Gentle
Most Improved Hyungs – Mhairi Elder
Integrity – Jessica Issanchon
Indomitable Spirit – Daniel Blanch
Courtesy – Jordan Henderson
Self Control – Flynn Barlow
Perseverance – Ruben Pike
By Heather SHARP