Olympic Torchbearer 2012

"May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure."

Pierre De Coubertin

Grand Master Nardizzi was a torchbearer in the 2012 London Olympics. He was nominated by Nicholas Mellor, Co Founder at Masanga MENTOR Ebola Initiative. Mr Mellor’s son, Theo, was a student of one of the Kids Program classes run by GM Nardizzi. He was nominated for his contribution to teaching the Taekwon-Do Kids Program to children in the community, in particular with regards to teaching the tenets of Taekwon-Do.

Olympic Torch 2

GM Nardizzi carried the Olympic torch in the Merton area, London. Many Taekwon-Do students turned up to support him, some wearing their dobok, whilst many Taekwon-Do practitioners from all over the world watched it on live stream.

Olympic Torch 3

GM Nardizzi described the experience as “exhilarating due to the joy and excitement emanating from the crowd”. He also said he was “honoured to be representing ITF Taekwon-Do on such a celebrated occasion”.