Campbeltown man masters Taekwon-do
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.