Today saw Warwick members being tested for black belt promotion in Manchester at the T-UK National grading under Masters Archer and Ridley.
After a thorough 4 hour grading process where all participants were pushed hard to demonstrate their skills and abilities, I’m pleased to announce that all students were successful awarded their promotion.
Well done all of you for being ambassadors for the club and keeping the high standards that we expect from our students, you all worked extremely hard to prepare for today and deserved your promotions:
John Hoult promoted to 2nd Degree
Roger Crockford promoted to 2nd degree
Ellis Roberts promoted to 1st degree
We are please to announce that we are supporting our Military personal, Emergency Services personal and their families by offering a 20% discount to any one holding a Defence Discount Service card or a Blue Light card.
In their day to day working lives these people are putting themselves in potentially vulnerable violent environments. We believe that we can assist them in their working lives and make it more cost effective at the same time.
This week we have seen three more knife attacks with fatalities in all cases, Jodie Chesney aged 17 in an unprovoked attack in London and Yousef Makki aged 17 in Manchester. These victims aren’t your typical gang member but young people from good families and neighbourhoods.
Looking at the BBC crime statistics we can see that knife attack rates are the highest they have ever been since records began and where we are based in the West Midlands, we are the second worst area for knife crime in England and Wales with only London being higher!!
Statistics show that violent crime, particularly knife crime, and sexual assault are on the increase. From walking home after work, walking to the local shops, nights out with friends to the growing out door running trend, people are becoming more at risk.
Due to this it is becoming imperative for people to equip themselves with the skills to be more aware of potential situations, diffuse this if possible and if they are unlucky enough to be involved in a violent incident, to be able to effectively deal with that situation.
We will be delivering a self-defence workshop for members and non-members on the 24th February from 10am -12pm at Warwick Space Coten End, Warwick.
Warwick-TKD new years training will start on the 4th January at Warwick Space Coten End 6.30-7.30pm. Please note our Tuesday classes starting at 7pm will revert back to St Nichols Park Leisure Centre from the 8th January.
I look forward to seeing you all at training to begin your 2019 journey of achievement and the start of a new beginners class for all the new years resolution people.
17 coloured belt students from Warwick-TKD attended the T-UK Central region block grading in Stratford upon Avon at the weekend. After a tough promotion test testing their abilities to deliver techniques, patterns, set sparring, free sparring, self defence techniques and destruction for the higher grades I am pleased to announce that all 17 passed. Well done all of you, it shows that putting in hard work and preparing properly reaps rewards.
We take pride in the mentoring of our students at Warwick-TKD; even before students take their black belts we begin to mentor them in correct teaching methods and give them sections of the class to lead under the watchful eye of the experienced Instructors. As their skills and confidence grow we put more and more responsibility on to them.
This month saw Jack and Molly Rowe successfully take their 2nd Degree black belts. They started TKD at ages 5 and 4 years old respectively, they are now 18 and 17 years old and have been on the mentoring program for a couple of years.
I am very pleased and proud to announce that all Warwick-TKD students were successful in their black belt grading tests today. Jack and Molly Rowe now hold 2nd Degree black belts, Keegan Costine 1st degree 3rd star and Rufus Bloomfield 1st Degree 1st star. Well done all of you, awesome performances.
A great morning promoting the club at the local sports centre Newbold Common in Leamington Spa giving us the chance to spread the word and grow the club. Thank you to St Nics and Newbold Common Every Body Active for inviting us.
It was great to see so many of Warwick-TKD instructors and black belts attending the T-UK Technical course today in Stratford-upon-Avon.
A great opportunity for those grading in a couple of weeks to look for improvements, identify those final areas in need of attention and practice their general technical abilities. Instructors a good day checking their technical knowledge asking questions and looking for excellence to pass on to the club members. As an instructor its very pleasing to see how you have all progressed and improved through hard work and diligence.
Well done all investing in your personal growth and development as well as improving for the good of the club and the members.