MARTIAL ARTS: Grantham’s Keyse wins gold at British Tae Kwon-Do Championships

From left, bronze medallist Philip Lee and champion Matthew Keyse.

From left, bronze medallist Philip Lee and champion Matthew Keyse.

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Grantham Tae Kwon-Do club finished the year on a high after Matthew Keyse brought back gold from the Open British Tae Kwon-Do Championships at Cardiff over the weekend.

Matthew fought through several preliminary rounds in the men’s red belt sparring and progressed to the final, which he won, taking the gold medal and British title for the club.

Clubmate Philip Lee claimed bronze in the semi-final of the men’s yellow belt sparring.

l Last weekend, students from the Grantham and Corby Glen-based clubs entered the last grading of the year at the King’s School and achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, under the guidance of Tae Kwon-Do grand master and eighth degree black belt David Oliver.

Results: 1st Kup Red Belt – Ben Dawson, Brianna Marment-Payne; 2nd Kup Red Belt – Martha Clarke, Hollie Gilbert, Hariharan Prabhakaran; 3rd Kup Blue Belt – Trevor Bean; 4th Kup Blue Belt – Isabel Blakey, Umin Choi, Harley Ebb, Jay Hawkins, Bryanny Parkhouse, Samuel Reeve, Lucy Reeve, Uijin Shin, Uisun Shin, Karen Simpson, Jiaxin Zhuo; 5th Kup Blue Belt – Jordan Bean, George Charlton, Amy Crook, Erin Crook, Lewis Kempster, Michael Kempster; 6th Kup Green Belt – Jamie Bean, Lewis Cook, Jordan Hankins, Philip Lee, Mohammed Sahil, Henry Wharton; 7th Kup Yellow Belt – Milo Burgoine, Charlie Donnor, Laura Lord, Samuel Oakley, Harry Smith; 8th Kup Yellow Belt – Abigail Bailey, Ben Doughty, Nicholas Evans, Tom Lamb, Konrad Smil, Yifen Xie; 9th Kup White Belt – Joseph Collier, David Holloway, Callum Moore, Chloe Moore, Lewis Page, Zane Pinder, Sydney Spilsbury, Donovan Watson, Angran Yue.