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Biochemist is a martial arts champion

nadine2Biochemistry technician Nadine Law, who is based in the RNA labs, has won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals and was overall grand champion in her category at an international martial arts world championship.

Nadine has been training as a martial artist for about seven years, gaining her Dan belt just over 18 months ago with the International Martial Arts Association based in Bedford.

The 10th World Tang Soo Do Championships was held in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 28th June 2014. There were over 300 martial artists competing for England, USA, Malta and Ireland, with mixed ages and ranks being represented.

Nadine was one member of a five-strong team representing England that won a gold for their team form (hyung), She also won a silver and two bronze medals for weapons, individual forms and sparring. All medals have  point values that are added together giving rise to three categories of Grand Champions for ladies and men. The Dal Poon Academy with which she trains won Junior Girls Grand Champion, Ladies Grand Champion and Nadine won Senior Ladies Grand Champion. The trophy was the prize for this title. Nadine says it was a fantastic event to be part of and her team are all very proud to be associated with such a strong, supportive and family-based martial arts academy.