St. George’s College defeated defending champion, Calabar last Saturday by 3-2 to take the lead in the Jamaica Taekwondo McKay Security High School Team Sparring Competition. Calabar is considered the kingpin of this high school sport.
The championship consists of 6 monthly competitions involving a team of five fighters representing each school. The school that wins the most competitions in the season is declared the winner of the Championship. At this point STGC has 3 wins while Calabar has 2 wins. With one last competition to go, STGC is looking to finish off with a win to take the title cleanly.
“I’ve watched them grow to now become the only real competition for Calabar. They kept trying and never gave up. I know they are really and happy and proud. We’re coming with everything to win this competition” Smith said.
St. George’s College can also boast that we have a two time World Martial Arts Champion in Akino Lindsay, Class of 2012 and a member of the 2014 team.
Incidentally, Coach Smith’s son, Duncan Smith is a member of the present STGC team.
Good going STGC fighters!!!