Another T-UK British Championships is done and dusted with some excellent results from the awesome Warwick students. For a number of the students this was their first competition so some anxious white and yellow tag competitors, but a big step forward on their journey for personal growth and development as well as some silverware to take home. Results:
The Central Region coloured belt grading was held at Stratford Upon Avon today overseen by Master Archer President of the TUK. An outstanding grading for the Warwick club students with three ‘A’ passes:
Thea Roberts - promoted to green stripe
Henry Lion - promoted to yellow belt
Peter Gearing - promoted to green belt
All other students also passed with all of them raising their game for the grading and demonstrating the high standards that we expect from our students at the club. Well done all you have made the instructor team very proud.
This weekend saw the annual club BBQ. The weather report for the day wasn’t too promising however it stayed warm and dry for the majority of it. A great day with over 30 of our members turning up to relax, have a drink and eat some charred food cooked by my very own hand (not exactly up to Jason Wrights standards, T-UK Stratford, but I did my best :) ).
At Warwick we had been training hard for the last 2 months getting every one conditioned and prepared for the competition, this paid off with some excellent results well done all of you representing the club and performing at such a high standard:
Jack Rowe – Bronze Patterns, Silver Sparring
John Hoult – Bronze Sparring, Silver - MS power breaking
Keegan Costine – Silver Patterns
Ellis Roberts – Gold Patterns, Gold Sparring
David Angell – Bronze Patterns, Bronze Sparring
Bieshoy Awad – Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring
Thea Roberts – Gold Sparring
Henry Lion – Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring
The 103rd International Four Day Nijmegen March is being held this weekend. This is the largest multiple day marching event in the world. It is organised every year in Nijmegen Holland as a means of promoting sport and exercise.
Participants walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometers daily depending on their age and gender, and, on completion, receive a royally approved medal the Vierdaagsekruis. The participants are mostly civilians, but there are also a few thousand military participants. Amongst these will be our very own Warwick TKD student Alex Darlow who recently graded getting an A pass and will be doing the 50Km a day course. Good luck Alex I hope you have your Compeed plasters!!!
Tonight we took fight club on the road to North Leamington TKD club. Some students might find the thought of Fight Club intimidating, the aim of this session was to show that there’s nothing to be worried about.
After a thorough warm up and dynamic stretching session we went on to utilising games to practice and rehearse skills and attributes needed for ring craft and fitness. This was followed by learning and practicing the basic foundation set up techniques of sparring, front leg kicking techniques and then we explored technique options to keep momentum going to win points.
The quarterly coloured belt grading for the TUK Central Area was held yesterday in Stratford Upon Avon with 11 students entered from the Warwick TKD club.
After 4 hours of thorough testing consisting of line work, patterns, set sparring free sparring, hosing sul and destruction, the children in the morning followed by the adults and juniors, I’m pleased to announce the results:
Warwick TKD and Paragon Fitness joined forces and spent an excellent but extremely hot day at the Radford Semile school fete yesterday talking to pupils and parents at the school and demonstrating the menu of the services we have to offer. Looking forward to getting a few new members from the day.
With the coloured belt grading just around the corner and the Mark Scriven championships next month the Central Region Fight club saw a good turnout with students from Warwick, Stratford and North Leamington clubs including some of Warwick TKD new white belts keen to invest time to make improvements for these events and to generally improve their TKD in this fun high energy class.
This weekend the 141st IIC was held in Cardiff under the instruction of the ITF Technical Committee, Grand Master Morano (Argentina), Grand Master Lan (USA) and Master McPhail (New Zealand).
Along with the TUK Masters and other instructors from the association, Warwick instructors Mr Martin Noddings, Mr Anthony Nash, Mr John Hoult and Mrs Rachel Hoult attended the 3 day course investing time to keep themselves and the club at the cutting edge of technical advancements and improvements in ITF TKD.