2022 has been an outstanding year for Broughton Scorpion Taekwondo. Founded at the end of 2021 by head coach, David White the club has gone from no members to over 85.
Like British Taekwondo, David is also celebrating being 40 years old this year having started his journey at the age of 5 in 1986. His Dad began training him because he was getting bullied for being mute, a condition of his autism, Taekwondo gave him his voice!
He worked his way through his belts attaining his black at the tender age of 8! He began training with Pete Adamson at the age of 14. From there he became a British Champion and fought at the World Championships at 16. It is believed that David was the first autistic fighter for GB. Unfortunately, at the age of 20 and a 4th Dan, David broke his back, so his Taekwondo journey stopped.
Fast forward 20 years and David had met his lovely wife Mel and they had 2 boys, Ollie and Alfie. David was keen to get the boys involved in Taekwondo but after going to a couple of clubs in the area he realised that they couldn’t cater for Ollie’s needs, as he is also autistic.