FOUR members of Inverness Tang Soo Do have been selected to represent Scotland at next month’s World Championships.
Club coach Master Kelly O’Connor, Ciaran Docherty, Jamie Anderson and Rowen Anderson will be part of the Scottish team that contests the prestigious event, which takes place in Orlando, Florida, in August.
Three out of this quartet warmed up for the Worlds with trophy-winning performances at the British Championships last month.
A 13-strong team from Inverness made the long journey to Molton College, Northamptonshire, to compete against another 250 participants from throughout the country.
Despite the very high level of competition, the city club came away with 10 first places, 11 seconds and eight thirds, winning them 29 trophies overall.
Black belt O’Connor managed three victories in the knife forms, forms and sword, while finishing second in the bo staff to take home four prizes in total.
Both Jamie and Rowen Anderson also completed a quartet of trophies as they set about boosting the tally for Inverness.
Jamie, who is a black belt, had two firsts (sparring and knife forms), a second (bo staff) and a third (sword). Green belt Rowen managed a first in forms, seconds in sparring and open weapons, and a third in bo staff.
Other successful competitors for Inverness Tang Soo Do were as follows:
Black belts — Rhys Davies (1 open weapons; 2 sword; 3 bo staff); Ross Maclennan (2 sparring; 3 forms and sword); Arizona Morence (2 forms and knife; 3 bo staff and sparring).
Cho Dan Bo’s — Aaron Stirratt (1 forms). Brown belt — Cameron Ross (2 forms and sparring). Green belts — Mark Webster (3 forms). Orange belt — Christopher Giubarelli (1 bo staff and sparring; 2 forms).
Other Inverness members who took part in the tournament were Nicole Gellatly, Abigail Ross and Scot Maclennan.