Camp­bel­town man masters Taek­won-do

Campbeltown Courier - - SPORT -

A for­mer Camp­bel­town man is now qual­i­fied to teach the mar­tial art Taek­won-do across the globe. David Far­rell-Shaw has qual­i­fied as an in­ter­na­tional Taek­won-do in­struc­tor af­ter pass­ing a two-day course in Glas­gow this month un­der the in­struc­tion of First Grand Mas­ter Rhee Ki Ha, the high­est ranked Taek­wondo Mas­ter in the world. The award means that he can now teach Taek­won-do in any coun­try, not just the UK. David be­gan his Taek­won-do ca­reer at the RAF Machri­han­ish club in the early 1970s grad­ing to black belt 1st dan in March 1980. Taek­won-do is a self-de­fence mar­tial art cre­ated for the Korean mil­tary. David said: ‘It is not to be con­fused with the Olympic Sport of Taek­wondo which is an en­tirely dif­fer­ent art.’ David, the son of Nancy and the late Mur­ray Shaw of Davaar Av­enue, Camp­bel­town, has held the rank of 5th dan black belt for more than 20 years but hopes to grade to 6th dan next year.

David be­ing pre­sented with his in­ter­na­tional in­struc­tor award.

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