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World Championship Mum
is doing it again

by Cameron Outridge

Taekwon-Do’s 2003 World Championship medallist, Landsborough resident Sylvia Jensen has hit the lime light again with her selection as Coach for the junior team preparing for International Taekwon-Do’s World Championships to be held in Riccione, Italy.   Sylvia has been selected as head coach in her specialty of power breaking, and assistant coach for sparring, patterns and specialty techniques, for the July title.  

“It is quite demanding,” says the unassuming 31-year-old mother of two. “In addition to my own preparation for the 2005 World Championships, I run a local RTR Taekwon-Do class at Beerwah twice weekly, fitness train with Darren Obah doing boxercise and weights training twice a week, attend Taekwon-Do championship training three times a week which is followed by regular classes.  “I work in our butcher shop 3 days a week, after which I do the accounting and run a family.

But I love to see the young ones progress in such a positive way,” says Sylvia. “We have team members who I believe will return home with medals.   The preparation, and experiences the will have already had, and will have in Italy will develop them as people in such a positive way,” she says. “I know how much the 2003 World Championships helped me. These kids will have similar opportunities and it allows me an opportunity to give back to the art.”

Sylvia is to be accompanied by RTR Taekwon- Do coach, professional instructor and educator Trish Rounthwaite (4th dan) who is to umpire at the championships.    The Junior Team will be named following the Sydney based General Choi Cup on March 21 where three local RTR Taekwon-Do Juniors are competing.

Sylvia Jensen, centre, with RTR Taewon-Do
instructors Rocky and Trish Rounthwaite.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.