THE Kim family of Wamboin has proved it’s not one to be trifled with after returning from this year’s Haidong Gumdo World Championships in South Korea with a swag of medals.
Haidong Gumdo is a traditional South Korean martial art focusing on swordsmanship and Canberra’s contingent to the championships was led by local master Jason Kim.
Kim’s three sons: Ben, Kevin and Chris all returned with medals from the competition with Chris and Ben both securing gold.
“It’s more than I expected,” Kim said. “Three years ago we took a Canberra team to the championships for the first time and we came back with one silver medal so it’s a big improvement.
“The boys were training extra days and extra hours heading into the championships so everyone has put a lot of time into it.”
It total, Canberra’s contingent at the championships collected two gold and six bronze medals; half the Australian team’s overall total.
Sutton’s Liam Redditz performed strongly at the championships, collecting three bronze medals.