Master Franks Fitness Centres held their 5th invitational Taekwon-Do Tournament The Crystal Classic on Sunday the 22nd September. The whole event was a huge success competitors from 30 ITF schools from all corners of Ireland attending.
The Tournament started at 10 a.m. with the Black Belt division, followed by special techniques up to 12 years competing in 6 rings for the one Gold medal in each height category for male and female in this very spectacular special technique event (Overhead kick). Following that was the Panda division (children from 4yrs to 7yrsold) where all kids were Crystal Classic Champions after completing an exciting and challenging circuit of events with their black belt mentors.
After that was finished it moved on to the colour belt patterns and sparring competition, where everyone put in a great performance. When the patterns were over the children and the adults were eager to get into the sparring gear where there were more great displays, from the competitors taking part in their first competition to the more seasoned competitors. It was also a great privilege to have Masters present from Dublin, Cork & Waterford Incl Master Nigel Stogie, Master Alan Troy, Master Neil Franks (Waterford), Master Donal O’Doherty, Master Derick Flynn & Master Mark Buckley.
Everyone enjoyed the day in a safe and friendly atmosphere, this was a great opportunity for members to catch up with old friends and make new ones.