Chesham members in massive trophy haul
Club celebrate plenty of silverware won at BUTF Cup
(Above) Chesham Taekwondo Club’s team with their trophies and (above right) young Alfie Mills in action Mills winning an unexpected gold in the pee wee sparring division, as he had been working on his turning kicks and it really paid off for him.
After the colour belts, it was the turn of the black belts, with Chesham’s Max Whitley continuing his unbeaten run in the BUTF by winning the junior black belt patterns once more, while Jitman landed a bronze in his first black belt tournament.
The sparring then brought about one of the most exciting fights of the day, between Whiley and the only person to have beaten him before, Joe Rigg, in the low (height) division. With Whiley having to win to stand a chance of getting a medal, he did just that, but only after the first round clash went to extra time – and before long he had a second gold to his name too.
Mitterhuber, in the middle weight senior black belt sparring, wrestled back his title after some serious full on sparring sparring, while junior black tag Lewis Swallow, senior red tag Sheldon Childress and senior green belt Martin Ritter all achieved two golds.
Along with Whiley, they all stand a chance of being crowned overall champion, depending on how they perform at the British Tournament in November.
Instructor master Keith Whitley said: “To see these young kids represent their club and come away with a trophy and a massive smile is worth all the hard work. They all performed fantastically well, as did all the seniors too.”
Anyone wishing to join the club should phone 01494 778 764 or visit cheshamtkd.com. All beginners from the age of seven are welcome.