A passionate, adopted Brightonian hoping to win gold for Brighton and Hove at the 2014 ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup in Jamaica

WHAT IS TAEKWON-DO?

Taekwon-Do is a modern art of self defence renowned for its dynamic kicking. There are over 3000 techniques which incorporate blocks, punches, strikes with both legs and arms and basic grappling and throwing moves.

2014 ITF TAEKWON-DO WORLD CUP

Is being held in Jamaica between August 26 and 30. It is an open event for any International Taekwon-Do Federation club or association across the world.

WHO AM I?

I'm Murray, I'm 37 years old, and I live in Brighton with my beautiful wife Helene, and two kids, Luca and Nemi. Both Helene and I work in the homelessness sector in the City.   I took up and fell in love with Taekwon-Do aged 32.

AM I ANY GOOD?

I was recently awarded my 1st Degree black belt. In addition to local tournament wins, I've won gold for sparring in the Viking Cup - Sweden, The Holland Cup, and at the last World Cup, which was held in my home City, I won one Gold two Silvers and one Bronze in the following categories: Special Technique Flying High Kick, Individual Sparring, Team Sparring and Special Technique Flying Side Kick.

WILL I WIN IN JAMAICA?

With your help, I'm confident I'll win a medal for Brighton and Hove Taekwon-Do School. I have put the hard work in and have the will to win.

WHY AM I CROWDFUNDING?

I have raised enough funds for my accommodation and equipment needs but in order to cover the costs of training, travel and registration fees I need your help and generosity.

Any contribution, big or small, will be hugely appreciated and in return I have some excellent rewards for your kindness.

WHY SHOULD YOU HELP ME?

I will work as hard as I can to bring back some medals for Brighton and Hove. I'll put the hours in - I'll do the press-ups, the sit-ups, the burpees (they hurt!) the early-morning yoga sessions, the pad work, the running, the conditioning, the mental preparation (spare a thought for my wife). You'll be supporting a truly motivated individual with the will to succeed.  And you'll know I got the chance to compete due to your kindness.

 Note:  Any funds raised over my target I will donate to a local Jamaican school or charity.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.