University Taekwondo Team National Champions for Sixth Time

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SUTKD_National_Champions_2013The University of Southampton’s taekwondo club, SUTKD, emerged victorious last weekend from the 27th annual Student National Championships.

Victory in 2013 marks the club’s fourth consecutive victory at the tournament and their sixth in total; a remarkable achievement.

27 Universities competed for the top prize at this year’s competition, which was held in Banbury, Oxon.

The Championships were made up of two days of action, with the Sparring taking place on the Saturday and the Forms contests on the Sunday.

The entire SUTKD team put in outstanding performances throughout the weekend, but the star of the tournament was undoubtedly PhD student, Kike Cuan, who won gold in both the sparring and forms parts.

Club President, Declan Kiernan, also put in sterling performances to win four fights and take gold in one of the largest categories.

SUTKD will no doubt be looking to build on this success and take a fifth consectutive Championship come 2014!

If you’d like to get involved with SUTKD, you can find more information at their website here, or on Facebook.

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