IMUGI Taekwondo competed at the National All Styles Australian Championships on the 2-3 December held in Olympic Park Sydney.
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With the help and support of the Medowie community, Imugi took thirteen team members to compete.
Imugi competed in school colours for individual titles as well as having nine of the thirteen selected for the State Team event.
Ten Imugi’s came home National Champions with a total of fifteen National Titles, seven Reserve Champions, four Bronze medals and a long list of personal best efforts.
Chung Sa Nim Tony Gillespie and Kyo Sa Nim Kelly O’Brien were both named captains of their respective teams.
Kelly O’Brien told News Of The Area, “The teams events always draw a lot of excitement. I was the only person on my team who had competed at the national level and it was an honour to captain and coach the NSW women to a very convincing win over QLD in the final 4-1.”
“This year was particularly special for the NSW team as our long standing State Director retired with one last wish, to win both the Open Men and Open Women Team Shields and the Presidents Cup for the state with highest overall points tally.”
Not only did both the men and women afford the NSW Director Shihan Gary Palmer his retiring wish, NSW won a staggering seven of the eight team events, most of which included representatives from Imugi TKD.
Tony Gillespie told News Of The Area, “We are extremely proud of each and every Imugi.”
“Not only on their results but most importantly for their sportsmanship and camaraderie.”
“Imugi has built a reputation on being a exemplary school with strong martial art values and exceptional depth of skill,” he said.
Special mention to Chung Sa Nim Tony Gillespie and Hu Bae Nim Chase Thoburn on achieving 3 national titles each.
Imugi also managed to take out the Synchronised Forms event.
Imugi Taekwondo’s formal presentation night was held on 8 December where their club awards were announced.
The team is now taking a well earned break over Christmas ahead of 2018.
By Rachael VAUGHAN