Martial arts stars give Stevenage pupils a ‘master class’

Visitors from a taekwondo gym in South Korea put on a demonstration in Fairlands Primary and Junior

Visitors from a taekwondo gym in South Korea put on a demonstration in Fairlands Primary and Junior School. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

A Stevenage school got a special visit from two South Korean taekwondo masters last week.

Visitors from a taekwondo gym in South Korea during a demonstration at Fairlands Primary and Junior

Visitors from a taekwondo gym in South Korea during a demonstration at Fairlands Primary and Junior School. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Masters Kwangsoo Kim and Suhyun Lee travelled from South Korea to perform a demonstration for students at Fairlands Primary and Junior School last Monday, organised by Master Andy Jeffries – head instructor for Stevenage Taekwondo.

He spoke to the Comet about the very special visitors, saying: “The main guest was Master Kwangsoo Kim. He is a fifth degree black belt and runs a full-time gym in South Korea.

“Previously, he was a member of the very famous international demonstration team from the world taekwondo headquarters and twice fighting champion of the Korean Air Force.

“We also had Master Suhyun Lee, a senior student and a fourth degree black belt. She was there to help with demonstrations and to show it’s not just a male sport.”

Visitors from a taekwondo gym in South Korea during a demonstration at Fairlands Primary and Junior

Visitors from a taekwondo gym in South Korea during a demonstration at Fairlands Primary and Junior School. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Master Jeffries is hopeful that the demonstration fills his taekwondo students with confidence having witnessed two of the world’s best perform.