The Kootenay Tae Kwon Do team

Kootenay Tae Kwon Do preps for the 2016 World Cup

Kootenay Tae Kwon Do (TKD) will be sending nine of its students to the World Cup this coming October.

Kootenay Tae Kwon Do (TKD) will be sending nine of its students to the World Cup this coming October. Hungary will be hosting the World Cup and the local club will be sending students between the ages of 12-50. The nine students qualified after the Western Championships earlier this month.

According to Master Saran, who has been teaching TKD in the Kootenay area for 45 years, 12 students attended the Western Championships and the squad brought home more than 20 medals.

The nine students who will be heading to the World Cup came back from Regina with five gold medals, three silver and one bronze. The 12 students were from the communities of Sparwood, Crowsnest Pass, Elkford and Fernie.

The TKD does not train in the summer, according to Master Saran, but the club will be doing some special training for the nine students that qualified for Hungary’s World Cup.

Registration for next season will be held in September. The club trains at Isabella Dicken School in Fernie.

Thirteen students from Sant Saran’s Kootenay Tae Kwon Do travelled to Regina on May 14 for the Western Championships including the nine students who are in training for the upcoming World Cup tournament.