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Newark Tae Kwon Do master Daniel Pearce celebrates 30 years in the sport

A Tae Kwon Do expert from Newark is celebrating 30 years in the sport.

Daniel Pearce, 37 (pictured below) has been training in the military martial art since the age of seven, and 30 years on he is a qualified, registered Tae Kwon Do master and teaches enthusiasts at his local club.

Daniel Pearce, 37 (42189876)
Daniel Pearce, 37 (42189876)

After rising through the ranks he was the youngest exponent in the UK to reach sixth degree black belt in 2018.

During his competition career he competed alongside some of the most talented practitioners in the world.

He began as a junior before moving into the adult men’s categories and he has also travelled the world to practice with Grandmasters and compete for his country at major tournaments.

Over the years, Pearce said he had built up a lot of knowledge and experience in coaching, and aimed to inspire the next generation of students.

Pearce said: “I started at such a young age and I hope to have many more years ahead teaching the sport I love — and to pioneer the next generation.

“It doesn’t matter how long you have been learning, there is always something new and exciting just waiting around the corner.”

Pearce now teaches students at The Village Hall in Fernwood.

“Tae Kwon-Do is an evolving martial art,” he said. “I have seen many changes in style, especially recently as I was able to continue teaching throughout the countrywide lockdown via zoom and now we are returning to face to face classes, the challenge will be to provide an enjoyable programme suitable for all the students to train safely.”

Pearce offers classes for the family.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Tae Kwon-Do, or what training can offer, can contact Pearce on 07496012048 or e-mail dpearce@tkdclubs.com

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