Students from St Ives, Huntingdon and other World Tang Soo Do clubs in the area joined more than 360 competitors at the 2024 Great Britain Tang Soo Do National Championships held at the Nottingham University sports centre.

The national championships brought together competitors from across Great Britain to test their skill against one another in three specific elements of this traditional Korean martial art: weapons, forms and sparring.

Students from both the St Ives and Huntingdon clubs competed at this event, returning with another impressive haul of trophies across several age groups and belt categories, continuing the success for our local clubs.

The defending Grand Champion - Henry Clark - who hails from the St Ives club, retained his title as 2024 National Grand Champion (this year stepping-up to the Black Belt division).

The Hunts Post: 2024 UK National Grand Champion Henry Clark receiving his trophy from Grand Master Khan2024 UK National Grand Champion Henry Clark receiving his trophy from Grand Master Khan (Image: Roger Clark)

Henry won first place in all categories for the junior age group to bring home the Grand Champion trophy once again this year.

Grand Master Khan (8th Degree Grand Master & Head of GB Tang Soo Do) said: "2024 marks the 40th anniversary of our UK National Championships – it has been fantastic to see how GB Tang Soo Do has grown over this time to the number of students we now have from right across Great Britain.

"It was especially pleasing to see the hard work and dedication of local Huntingdon and St Ives students pay off again this year – and to see Henry bring home the National Grand Champion title for the second year in a row.

"Henry is a very dedicated student who has trained with our club since he started martial arts in 2018. We all now turn our attention to the World Championships which will be held in the USA during July."