A fabulous day yesterday at the T-UK British Championships. Our team was a bit depleted from normal with a number of people away and some others off sick! However the team that turned up smashed it with some excellent performances, well done to all of you representing the club at a really high standard. Results are below:
This video shows you how to perform a Palm Upward Block which is the 3rd and 6th movement in Pattern Jung Gun Tul, a technique often performed incorrectly.
This Sunday saw the 3rd Mark Scriven T-UK Championships held in Stratford upon Avon. This drew competitors from around the country including a number of the current ITF England national team. Our students prepared well putting some hard hours in to get ready for the competition.
With any business growth it is essential to keep assessing the leadership team and the delivery of the service to keep it at its peak and deliver the quality classes for growth and development of the students. It's also important to recognise the development, growth and abilities of members as they progress through the ranks and reach Black Belt status. To this end I am pleased and excited to announce that we are expanding our instructor team at Warwick-TKD and have appointed Mr John Hoult and Mrs Rachel Hoult as Assistant Instructors.
A huge congratulations to two of our Warwick-TKD members who took their 1st degree black belt gradings last weekend.
I am very pleased and proud to announce that after a lot of hard work and exceptional dedication to the art both Mr Harry Hoult and Mr Richard Scannell were promoted to 1st degree black belt.
Thank you from all the instructors and students for representing the club at a high standard and achieving this accolade that so many other students that start the art fail to achieve.
Last Sunday saw our quarterly Hosin Sool workshop held at Warwick Space. Considering the atrocious weather and travel disruption we had a good turn out from students preparing for their upcoming coloured and black belt gradings as well as those just wanting to improve their street skills.
This video shows you how to practice 3 Step Sparring, just in time for this weekends coloured belt grading. This is the first type of pre-arrange sparring exercise a beginner student learns. It is usually taught to 10th kup grade students and above.
This video from GM Nardizzi shows you how to perform a Circular Block. Recommended for 7th kup grade students and above, the video explains, in detail, how to practice every aspect of the technique including positioning the arms before the block, positioning the arms at the end of the block, sine wave motion and how to develop more power.
We take pride in the mentoring of our students at Warwick-TKD; even before they take their black belts we begin to mentor them into correct teaching methods and give them sections of the class to lead. As their skills and confidence grow we put more and more responsibility on to them.
This video shows you how to perform a Knife-Hand High Inward Strike. Recommended for 7th kup grade students and above, the video explains, in detail, how to practice every aspect of the technique including positioning the arms before the strike, positioning the arms at the end of the strike, sine wave motion and how to develop more power.