Oliver Gathercole (11) from Brancaster Staithe competed in the United Kingdom open Tang Soo Do championship, organised by the Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation and held in the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff.
There were 1,083 competitors from as far as New Zealand and the USA. Oliver competed in the under 12s 2nd Gup (red belt) category and won gold in weapons with a near perfect performance doing Jang Bong Hyung Ee Bu.
Oliver also took silver in forms with an impressive Hyung Bassi So, only just missing out on a second gold.
Oliver attends Glebe House School in Hunstanton who have been fantastic. Headmaster Mr J. Crofts and head of sport Mr J. Turner’s support is invaluable.
He has been doing Tang Soo Do for nearly five years training three times a week at his Do Jang and at home. Oliver is a student of Master E. Over at Hunstanton Tang Soo Do (part of the East Coast Martial Arts Academy).