Fancy training with a Korean Grandmaster?

Well, here’s your opportunity!  GM Byeong Hyung Shin, 9th Dan will be visiting England and holding a seminar on Thursday 13th April at Tiffin Sports Centre from 6-8pm.

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What’s happened since September ?

This is going to be a familiar post from me “oops sorry I haven’t written for a while, we’ve been busy…” and we have since my last post the following has happened, as well as our usual classes:

Poomse-Judges-Course-2Poomse Judges Course
Casting the memory back to October, Congratulations go to GM Lawrence, Master Raymond, Master Donston, Heena, Carla, Claire who all passed their Poomse Judging Course held in Kingston on 22nd October.  It was a long, but enjoyable day and a great opportunity to keep up to date with the Poomse and competition rules.

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All Grades seminar in Swanmore
A week later the club supported the association’s annual All Grades Seminar. As usual it was a great day and was made more enjoyable by having a National Poomse Coach in attendance!

BlackbeltDan Grading
It wasn’t long before we were back in Swanmore for the winter dan grading. Congratulations to on passing their 1st and 2nd dan gradings Shayan, Rhys, Sahil and Grand aka Mr B.

Poomse Competition January 2017
Sticking with the poomse theme, 6 LLTKD competitors managed to squeeze into the Bluewave open in Basingstoke on the 28th January. It was a first tournament for some so a great learning opportunity and for others a chance to add to their medal collection with two silvers and bronze. So pretty good going from the team.

University Championships, Worcester
Uni-champs-2017-2On the weekend of the 4th & 5th of March we had a clash; GM Lawrence updated his Centre Refereeing qualification while 13 members of the Kingston Uni team travelled to Worcester to represent the University in the annual University Championships.

The team had a fantastic result coming 9th out of the 50 participating Universities by earning 2 bronze medals in Poomse and 3 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold in sparring. Well done to everyone!

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(Thanks to Sam for the photos)

New Kingston Club

New club, some changes… the class times are from 12 – 13:30 (an hour later than previously advertised).  We’re also training downstairs in the main hall.

Team LLTKD at the Nationals

There are competitors as well 😃 but we’re supporting the British Taekwondo National Championships with 4 Referees 👍.

Full Moon Festival TKD Demonstration

Thanks to everyone for participating and supporting at the demonstration today at Kingston market square in association with the Korean British Cultural Exchange. We had a good turn out, a lot of fun, lots of spectators and the rain held off!
Next Saturday we’ll be at Tiffin Sports Centre for training between 11am and 12:30. Hope to see you there.
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Taekwondo Demonstration

kbce_logo_headerCome and support us (or participate) at the Taekwondo Demonstration at the Autumn Full Moon festival hosted by the Korean British Cultural Exchange on Saturday 17th September between 12 and 4pm.

New Kingston Club!!

We’re pleased to announce that we will be starting a new club in Tiffin Sports Centre, Kingston running every Saturday from 11am – 12:30pm.  We hope to provide more sparring practice for students and utilise the mats that we have stored at the club.  Do come and join us!

World Chungdokwan Federation Seminar, Seoul, South Korea – 15th – 17th July

20160908_224713Students and Instructors from LLTKD made up a group of 15 from TCGB who completed a 3 day seminar organised by Chungdokwan Korea.

Held at the National Sports University near the Olympic Park in Seoul, attendees trained with students and instructors from the Chungdokwan groups from France to Hong King, Mexico, Singapore, the USA, Australia, Malaysia, Ireland as well as a selection of Korean instructors and students.

20160716_171907It was an event enjoyed by all and as well as a whirlwind visit to Korea it included poomse and kyorgi training, a Chungdokwan banquet, the obligatory mountain climbing, visit to the Kukkiwon and participating in a demonstration at a model Korean village!

Tiger Cub TKD Club – 19th June

For the last few years we’ve been invited to train at Tiger Cub TKD in Enfield.  We went this year for another great session covering kyorgi techniques, poomse and breaking and a bit of impromptu demonstration of our own.

It’s nice to see the student progression and see their hard work paying off.

Students & Instructors from Tiger Cub TKD and LLTKD

Students & Instructors from Tiger Cub TKD and LLTKD

Blackbelt Grading – 12th June

BlackbeltCongratulations to Heena, Tony, Anthony, Lavan, Sakash, Ella, Sophia, Nicholas, Ash who all graded and successfully passed their Dan gradings for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dan!

You’ve worked really hard and should be very proud of your achievement.

Our new blackbelts from St Joseph's TKD

Our new blackbelts from St Joseph’s TKD