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.

You may also want to watch:

“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.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter