Yin and Yang

Twin sisters, Tina and Judy Kavanagh were promoted to Green belt at a recent grading in Stillorgan Taekwon-Do School.  The sisters (13) from Sandyford have been learning this Korean art of self defense at St. Laurence's Community Centre, Kilmacud for just over a year.

The Green belt symbolises that the girls are proficient at defending themselves with a variety of blocks, kicks, strikes and punches.

Asked how does he tell the girls apart, their instructor Floyd Keane (4th Degree Black belt) said "They're completely different in their attitude and even some of their techniques are different.  They're like Yin and Yang".

Taekwon-Do techniques are based on scientific principles and depend on skill rather than brute strength so it is suitable for people of all ages and size.

The Taekwon-Do School is celebrating its 5th birthday this October and is still going strong.  Its current membership of 35 comprises of men, women and children and several family members.  As part of its birthday celebrations, the school is starting special beginners self defense classes on Saturday 9th October, 12 - 1 pm.  Classes are also held on Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm.

For further information, contact Fiona Lyng at 01 8686220.

(September 1999)

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