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Martial arts kids get a kick out of new equipment

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Youngsters from a South Wales martial arts group are getting their kicks from new equipment aimed to help them with their training sessions.

We have donated £488 to the Tang Soo Do Federation in Briton Ferry.


(back row) Black Belt and Coach John Trudgill (left) and Lee Richardson from WPD, (right) whose five-year-old son Myles is a member of Tigers section of the club, presented the youngsters with the equipment at a recent training session.

The club offers a safe environment for training. It improves self confidence in young people and encourages them to keep fit while learning about self defence. Tang Soo Do teaches mental and physical training involving co-ordinated agility, flexibility, dynamic mobility, power and body endurance.

Formed in 2003, as a not-for-profit organisation, the club currently has 65 members ranging in age from four-year-olds to adults. Members of the club compete at National and International level.

Get-togethers are twice weekly at Our Lady of Assumption Church Hall in Briton Ferry.

Coach John Trudgill who is a Black Belt, explained: “We’re really grateful to WPD for its help, some of our equipment was getting worn out, these new focus pads and agility spots will be really useful for our training sessions. These pieces of equipment will be a great asset to the club.”