A TAE Kwon Do instructor from New Cross recently returned from a four-week Winston Churchill travelling fellowship to Korea, Australia and Florida.

Alex Edwin took part in the fellowship to discover new and interesting ways of teaching Tae Kwon Do to children.

Tae Kwon Do is a martial art which can deliver guidance, positive influence and a strong sense of morals, along with traditional values which students can incorporate into their own way of life.

Edwin said: “I could never have imagined I would have been able to visit three continents in 28 days, but I did and it was an amazing experience.

“I was able to train with a living legend within Tae Kwon Do, Grand Master Lee, which in my 30 years of practicing the martial art is the first complete all-round Tae Kwon Do expert I have ever encountered.

“His knowledge was awesome and his ability unbelievable.”

One aspect of the fellowship was to enhance various ways of developing students’ techniques, personal attitudes, responsibilities and ethical standards.

Edwin added: “This journey has been invaluable in recognising the philosophy of the martial arts - integrity, perseverance, indomitable-spirit and self-control.

“These are the traditional values of the martial arts which need to be given in strengthening the life skills of our young generation.”