ISK’s First Interclub Tournament a Success

ISK Martial Arts hosted our first ever interclub tournament yesterday to resounding success. With over 45 competitors from ISK clubs across mid-Cornwall, the hall at Redruth school was packed with martial artists young and old, and a fantastic level of support from many spectators created a fantastic atmosphere.


Categories included children’s forms, one-step and sparring, adults forms, traditional points fighting and light/semi contact kickboxing, and of course the hotly contested black belt categories.

For many competitors this friendly tournament was their first taste of competitive martial arts, while for others it was a chance to hone their skills and continue their training towards next year’s British and European Championships. Several black belts competing this Sunday were on the British team at the Tang Soo Do World Championships in Rotterdam last month.

Master Robert James, 5th degree black belt and founder of ISK Martial Arts, said that there was “A great atmosphere throughout the competition and a fantastic standard of Forms and Sparring performances. What was especially nice about this event was the absence of any ego or aggression, everyone competed with an essence of friendship, upholding the morals and ethos of the club. A huge success for the club and the first of many to come.”

Rebecca Busby, winner of the children's sparring

Rebecca Busby, winner of the children’s sparring

This tournament is the first of what will become a regular event for ISK Martial Arts, with the next one planned for next April as a warm up for next year’s British and European Tang Soo Do Championships.