World tae kwon do title for Grimes

The ninth Tae Kwon Do World Championships were held in Telford and the Mark Farnham Schools enterted over 40 students into this prestigious event.

This event hosted over 40 countries with a record 1,700 entries, the biggest world championships ever. Twenty eight rings were used for this very busy two-day event.

A total of 15 awards were received by the Schools, five first places world champions, three second places and seven third places.

Carl Grimes, who has been the instructor of the Thetford school for over 13 years, won the men’s destruction championship making him three times men’s destruction world champion over the last three world championships.

“This is a fantastic result for a very dedicated Tae Kwon-Do practitioner.

This world championship saw one of the biggest martial art competitions in the world ever.

A big thank you and congratulations to all those who took part and those who won medals.

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Anyone interested in training and learning the martial art of Tae Kwon-Do to the highest level can contact Mark on 01553 841880 or 07771 644460 or visit the website