THE Kendal Summerland Taekwondo squad joined fighters from Barrow and Ulverston in the last competition of 2021 to win a hoard of gold medals.

Together they brought home a combined total of 13 golds and 10 silver medals.

The competition was held in Liverpool was an opportunity for the fighters to try their hand at competing for the first time along with other first timers from around the country.

Having only returned to full contact sparring in April due to lockdown restrictions, the majority of

members have only been sparring around 8 months maximum, some only three months, which is a great achievement considering the length of time they have been doing it.

Jack Mcmahon, a member of Summerlands also came away with ‘Fighter of the day’ on his ring, having lost in an earlier fight by a single point.

Ryan Lightley, lead instructor at Summerlands Kendal Taekwondo club said: “Sunday was a great opportunity for members to experience the Kyorugi element of Taekwondo and it was fantastic to see all the kids’ efforts pay off and the smiles on their faces said it all.

“The calendar for 2022 is already filling up fast and we’re confident that there is great potential for more golds in the future.”

The club found more success at The British Taekwondo National Poomsae competition in Worcester at the weekend where Kendal Member Kelvin Lowe, who is also a member of the British Para Poomsae Squad, competed at the event to successfully return with a bronze medal having competed against some of the very best in the country.