European Championships 2012


A team of ISK’s finest made the trip to Hagen, Germany in May to take part in the European Tang Soo Do Championships. Although the team from Cornwall was small in comparison to some of the other teams, they certainly proved that they could punch well above their weight. A total of twenty eight trophies were won by the team, a testament to all the hard work and training put in during the build up to the event. The participants competed across a range of disciplines, including sparring, traditional forms, chil sung forms and weapons.

Chief instructor Master Robert James who lead the team by winning 2 Grand Championship trophies at the events highest levels commented “I am immensely proud of my students, not only how they competed but also the way in which they represented the club and carried the spirit of the event. We have shown repeatedly that Cornwall is a force to be reckoned with in Tang Soo Do, and this further cements our reputation as one of the best clubs in Europe.”

The competition was attended by martial artists from all over the European Union, including Poland, Scotland, Belgium, Germany, Greece and Holland. All the teams performed to the high standard we have come to expect from EMTF events, and it was great to see old friends and make new ones.

Although it’s not all about medals, we’re pleased to say that everyone from Cornwall who competed came away with at least one medal, and sterling performances were put in by all. The team are now setting their sights on the upcoming British Tang Soo Do championships held in October in Bedford.