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Taekwondo instructor Rob McGregor to compete in the World Taekwondo Hanmandang in South Korea

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Taekwondo Broome head coach Rob McGregor.
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Taekwondo instructor Rob McGregor will be heading off to South Korea later this month to compete in the World Taekwondo Hanmandang, a festival featuring the martial art.

The World Taekwondo Hanmadang, which shows the essentials of the martial art such as breaking, self defence and poomsae, is a contest held every year by Kukkiwon, the official taekwondo governing organisation.

McGregor now joins the Australian team, after winning a medal in the Taekwondo Australian National Championships last year with power breaking.

The head instructor from Taekwondo Broome will be entering the sidekick and back-kick events and breaking pine boards as well as power punching through concrete roof tiles.

McGregor said he was ready to break some boards and was vying to bring some wins back home to Australia and Broome.

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“I hope to bring back a trophy or two and will definitely bring home valuable experience to pass on to the students of Taekwondo Broome,” he said.

The World Taekwondo Hanmadang returns for the first time after a three year postponement due to COVID and will take place in Seongnam, South Korea between July 21 and 24.

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