Lee’s in the park
Saturday, 1st December, 2018
By Callum Marshall
Lee’s International Taekwondo will be having a barbecue and display at Sturt Park today before participating in the Christmas Pageant.
Lee Hermansson, who’s just come back from taking out silver in the special needs category of the International Taekwondo Championships in Argentina, said there’d be fun sparring, board breaking, kickboxing, where no one will get hurt, as well as other activities.
Joining him and several students will be bronze medallist in the mainstream category at the Argentina Championships, Sasha Robertson.
“I’m going to be doing a pattern, Sasha and I will be do a bit of fun sparring and then we’ll have a few kids do a bit of sparring and breaking a bit of plastic boards,” he said.
“Any money we raise with the BBQ goes back into the club which’ll go back towards the (goal of getting ready for the next) championships in 2020 or 2021.
“60 countries went to Argentina, so I’m hoping to take a team from this city to (the next one in) Russia.”
He said he’d be taking payments for next year’s classes as well, with a special discount for BDT readers.
“Anyone or any families interested to come to my (class), it’s cheap. I’m a local man so you’ll be supporting local (sport as well.)
“Any parents who’d like to put their family into it, its $90 for three months and $10 for the uniform.
“They’ll have to pay a deposit on the day and then sign their membership form so that we can then size the kids and have them ready to start next year.
“So, at the moment, we do Monday and Thursday sessions at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Wolfram Street, but next year we plan to include Wednesday nights at Alma as well.
“If you bring this article you’ll also get a discount of $10. If anyone has any enquiries they can ring my number at 0428 419 376.”
“I’ll be there in person with the uniform, Sasha will be there and a few other kids as well.
“They’ll train twice a week at Wolfram Street Church, the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Class one on Monday and maybe at the South on Wednesday night.”
WHAT: Lee’s International Taekwondo BBQ and Display
WHEN: Today, from 2pm
WHERE: Sturt Park