Wisbech taekwon-do ace competes for army at tri-services competition

A WISBECH taekwon-do student competed for the army’s martial arts team in the Tri-Services Taekwon-do competition at HMS Nelson in Portsmouth.

John Siracusano, a student from the Carter School of Taekwon-do who train at the Hudson Leisure Centre in Wisbech, joined the army’s team in Aldershot for a week’s training and team building ahead of the event on the south coast.

Competitors were put through their paces by international coach and instructor Seelan Rengasamy before clinching a silver medal after romping ahead of the RAF team.

They were only beaten to gold by a strong navy team in what was a fantastic and furious weekend of martial arts sparring.

Sgt Siracusano, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, said: “I have been trained by one of the best international trainers in the country, Anthony Carter, at the Hudson and I must thank him immensely.

“Sadly I was unable to join them at the Wisbech Bring and Share Festival on Sunday but I am told it was great with lots of youngsters having a go at taekwon-do for the first time.

“I’d say the same to everyone - the first lesson with Anthony is free so come along, enjoy yourselves and learn about discipline and self-confidence.”