Martial arts legend visits North Yorkshire academy

A martial arts legend has held a class at a taekwondo academy in North Yorkshire.

Eighth Dan black belt Ik Pil Kang also met civic dignitaries at the K.R. Ali Taekwondo Academy in Harrogate.

The academy has increasing ties to South Korea thanks to recent visits by Kambiz R Ali to its capital Seoul.

Mr Ali, a 6th Dan Black Belt, has personally forged connections with Seoul and recently attended a ceremony for the naming of Harrogate Street in the S. Korean capital.