Thanks to the very kind and generous sponsorship offered by Stuart Gray of Thomson Gray Construction, Calvin Barron has been able to compete around Europe in both Taekwondo and Kickboxing.
Last November, following the sponsorship offer, Calvin attended the ICO (International Combat Organisation) World Championships in Rome. On his first venture into international competition, representing Scotland, Calvin returned with 2 bronze medals from competing in kickboxing in the under 30 kg points and light contact competitions.
To complete his year, he then competed in the British Taekwondo Championships where he achieved a Silver medal in sparring and a bronze medal in patterns.
Throughout 2019 Calvin has competed at National level and is currently;
- WKA (World Kickboxing & Karate Association) Scottish Champion in Point fighting Under 35 Kg.
- WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organisations) Scottish Open Champion in Points and Light continuous fighting.
- WKC (World Karate & Kickboxing Council) Scottish Champion in continuous fighting under 35Kg.
He has also won medals at;
- WKO (World Kickboxing Organisation) World Championships in Barnsley; Silver medals in points fighting and light continuous.
- WKA Scottish Championships; bronze medal in light continuous fighting Under 35 Kg.
- WKC Scottish Championships; Bronze medal in points fighting under 35 Kg.
- Edinburgh Open Kickboxing Championships; Silver in points fighting under 35 Kg.
Calvin is currently an active member of;
- WUMA (World United Martial Arts Federation) Scottish National team, preselected to go to Greece in 2020.
- WKA Scotland where he will fight at the World Championships in October 2019 at Ravenscraig Motherwell.
- WKC Scotland where he has been invited to represent Scotland at the Pan American Championships in Mexico in 2020 and at the World Championships in Madrid in 2020.
- ISKA Scotland where he was selected following a successful trials day.
Calvin is also currently;
- Scottish Under 10 green belt sparring champion in Taekwondo.
- TAE English Champion at Under 11 Blue belt sparring in Taekwondo.
Without the very kind assistance and support from Thomson Gray Construction, then the opportunities afforded to Calvin over the last 12 months may not have been possible. Their assistance has been greatly appreciated and Calvin would like to thank everyone for the amazing support through their very kind sponsorship, which has allowed him to progress in his chosen sports.