Congratulations to Lower Sixth student, Gillis Robbie who walked away with another haul of medals at the UITF English Taekwondo Championship in September.
There were over 400 people in attendance on the day and the competition fierce. Gillis demonstrated his skills in traditional martial arts and destruction categories.
Gillis won both destruction and special destruction becoming national champion for breaking two boards with side kick and jumping technique. He also won silver in sparring after he drew and the match went to a nail-biting thirty second extension where his competitor landed some on-point kicks to win. In the patterns category Gillis performed a very technical pattern which he will showcase later in the year with the hope of achieving his black belt and he was awarded bronze in a very competitive division.
Gillis trains with local team Sandwell Taekwondo. If you’re interested in learning more about the sport and Gillis’ achievements visit www.sandwelltkd.biz.
Nigel Crust, Head of Boys’ Sport at Wolverhampton Grammar School added “Since joining Wolverhampton Grammar School Sixth Form in September, Gillis has made a huge impact in School. His sporting achievements are just part of that contribution, with school debating being another area of expertise for Gillis. Well done Gillis, the whole school is proud of you!”
Gillis’ other Taekwondo wins have included:
2017 Boys Heavyweight English Champion
2018 Boys heavyweight Midlands 3rd place
2018 Cadets Heavyweight World 3rd place
2019 Boys Heavyweight 2nd place (National)
2019 Boys patterns 3rd place (National)
2019 Boys Destruction Champion (National)
2019 Boys Special Destruction Champion (National)