IT was smiles all round for Gassor’s Tournament Team as they returned home from a very successful day at the recent UK ITF English Taekwon-Do Championships.

Forty-one Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing students represented Gassor’s Tournament Team at the tournament in Devon, and they came away with an amazing 50 medals. The medals were 16 Gold, 19 Silver and 15 Bronze

The team were accompanied by their Chief International I.T.F. Instructor Master Gary Gassor, 8th Degree Black Belt, and their Senior Coach and International I.T.F. Instructor Leanne Gassor-Jones 4th Degree Black Belt.

Both Instructors were extremely pleased and proud of all 41 students. Master Gassor said: “It’s fantastic that the consistent and continuous hard work, effort and dedication the team members put in has been reflected in their results. Well done to you all”.

The team’s full medal results were: Gold Medals: Caitlin Nail – Sparring, Courtney Kyte – Sparring, David Perry – Sparring, Erik Birkner – Sparring, George Williams – Sparring, Georgia Southway – Sparring, Jake Rendle – Sparring, James Shaw – Sparring, Kai Stewart – Sparring, Lexie Smith – Special Technique (Jumping High Kick), Logan Maskell – Special Technique (Long Kick), Matiss Jekalis – Sparring, Owen Carter – Sparring, Rhian Morgan – Special Technique (Jumping High Kick), William Holmes – Sparring and Patterns Silver Medals: Adam Reed – Sparring and Patterns, Arron Rose – Sparring and Patterns, Caitlin Nail – Special Technique (Jumping High Kick), Chayton Worrell – Sparring, Craig Radford – Sparring and Patterns, Daniel Holmes – Sparring, Ethan Kyte – Sparring and Special Technique (Long Kick), Jamie Yung – Sparring, Joseph Rogers – Sparring, Liam Rossiter – Sparring, Logan Hegarty – Special Technique (Long Kick), Rhiannon Nielsen – Sparring, Rhys Thomas – Sparring, Robert Howell – Sparring, Sam Chand – Sparring Bronze Medals: Alex Hemming – Sparring, Axel Hegarty – Patterns and Special Technique (Long Kick), Emilio Thacker – Sparring and Patterns, Gwyn Blackmore – Sparring, Harri Radford – Sparring, Lewys Burge – Sparring, Lexie Smith – Sparring, Myles Bassage-Morgan – Sparring, Owain Thompson-Reynolds – Sparring, Owen Powell – Sparring, Rhian Morgan – Sparring, Robert Howell – Patterns and Tomos Sharwood – Sparring.

A big well done also goes to: Kian Luton and Morgan Stones who also both tried hard.

Gassor’s Tournament Team train at Maindee’s Martial Arts and Fitness Centre (MAFC). If you are interested in trying a class at the MAFC or its satellite clubs in Caldicot, Cwmcarn, Risca, Rogerstone, Undy or Usk, please call 01633 222260 or view the MAFC website at