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Edinburgh to hold Taekwondo Championships

It is not considered a sport the Scottish are big fans of, but Car Hire Edinburgh Airport think more could be after watching the championships in November.

Edinburgh is the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in November at the Meadowbank Stadium. This mark the first time Scotland has hosted the event, with around 500 martial artists are expected to take part.

Event director David Bailey runs Central Taekwondo Academy in Falkirk, one of the country’s largest. He said “It will be the biggest taekwondo event ever to take place in Scotland.”

It is held every two years under the backing of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and the Commonwealth Taekwondo Union (CTU), the first ever being held in Australia in 2006. The event will feature Kyorugi (fighting), Poomsae which is defined movements incorporating blocking, kicking, and striking techniques, plus for the first time Para-Taekwondo. It will be held on the 15th and 16th of November.

Taekwondo Scotland chairman Dr William Darlington said “I’m looking forward to welcoming the national teams from around the world for what promises to be an unforgettable event.”