Tomorrow is the first class back at Kingston University after the long summer break. It’ll be great to see all the old faces and of course all the new Freshers at Tiffins!
We’ve been reminiscing about the club and think that this is the 20th year 😱 that Master Lawrence has been teaching!!!!!
Last weekend saw the annual British Taekwondo National Championships held in Manchester national cycling centre. With over 700 competitors over the two days, it was the place to showcase British Taekwondo fighting talent.
According to our inside sources (Ushma and Heena) who were officiating (very proud of them both), it was a extremely successful tournament.
Spectators and Officials enjoyed watching London 2012 bronze medallist Lutalo Mohamed and Mahama Cho amongst others fight. There was also the opportunity to meet Golden Girl Jade Jones and one of the most successful British Taekwondo athletes Sarah Stephenson.
In addition to the seasoned fighters, it was great to see the up and coming fighters and the new talents from “Fighters Chance”. Best of all though, was that St Katherines TKD did very well, in addition to other Chungdokwan clubs.
Congratulations and well done to everyone who participated and officiated to make such a successful event.
I’m sure our officials will be there next year as well as some of the students looking to represent LLTKD!
It’s already been a couple of busy weeks back after the summer break. Nearly all of the clubs are back up and running with only Kingston University starting at the end of the month to go.
There’s already been a grading at The Hive for those who have been training throughout the summer and some of our black belts attended the Jade Jones and Paul Green Sparring Seminar hosted by fellow Chungdokwan GB club Waterside TKD.
You’ll no doubt, be seeing the impact of some of the techniques soon, so get stretching and keep yourself flexible!
Thanks to Darren for letting us use his photos from the day!
For the third year, Marlborough TKD club has been asked to perform at the St Joseph Primary School summer fair.
We hope to see you there from 11am this Sunday 6th July to support the students – hopefully in the sunshine!
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Another thing with Hungarian origins is the annual Universum Taekwondo & Hapkido training camp held on the shores of Lake Balaton where students enjoy a week of good (hard) training, hot weather and a well deserved party at the end of the week.
This year it’s the 10th anniversary and there are some high profile instructors in attendance. If you’re interested contact me ASAP as it’s only 5 weeks away!
The students at Matthew Moss and North West Taekwondo clubs did themselves proud today with some very positive grading performances in the traditional syllabus and sports syllabus.
We were missing a handful of students who were representing their club in competition and hope to see them towards the end of the year. But the students who were there are a credit to their instructor Urooj Karim who has spent a great deal of time working to build up his clubs in the Rochdale area for the benefit of local youngsters.
Thank you also to Urooj for your hospitality!
It’s worth considering that although grading can be a nerve-wracking experience, it is an important part of the martial art showing progression and that you are willing to test yourself, giving you a goal and something to strive for. After all one of our tenants is ‘Perseverance’ and regular training and grading are perfect examples of this.
Congratulations and Well Done to Clive and Imbar-Lee (not pictured) who earned their 1st Dan black belts on Sunday in sunny Kingston. Congratulations also go to Annabel on passing her 3rd Dan and Master Raymond on gaining his 5th Dan. From what I hear, they all did really well and the hard work paid off.
Nine months have passed since one of the local papers, the Harrow Observer took up our seemingly lost cause in helping LLTKD find a new venue after having to leave Stag Lane school after 30 years of patronage.
The Harrow Observer visited The Hive TKD club for a follow-up to see how the students were doing at their new venue, and it was wonderful to report how well things are going at The Hive and also to boast on LLTKD coming second overall at the Chungdokwan GB National Championships at the end of March. We look forward to reporting more successes in the future!