From 5pm on Tuesday 8th September, and for the foreseeable future, we’ll be training at St Joseph’s Primary School, Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2QT. It’s just around the corner from Marlborough Primary School and if you were at the demonstration back in July, you’ll know exactly where to find us!
We’re sorry to see Claire and Jonathan leaving the TASIS club and country and wish them well in Dubai and all the best with their future Taekwondo training.
(left) Andreas receiving his blackbelt on the big day, our first blackbelt from the Marlborough club.
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!
So very briefly, and using some out of focus photos from me – and some better photos from others here’s a brief summary of what’s been going on over the last few weeks.
Since the break at TASIS for Thanks Giving, we’ve been very busy with club gradings at all the clubs with everyone looking good and having worked very hard to achieve their next grade.
We mustn’t forget to say a huge thank you for the very generous Christmas gifts from the students and parents at the clubs – they’re very gratefully received!
In December, we’ve also had a black belt promotion and have a new first and second dan – well done to Tony and Sean who did us proud! We’ve had several conversations about it since, and this is only the beginning…
For anyone else ready and eligible, the next dan grading will be in June, details to be announced in the new year.
On the last training session of 2013 at Kingston, we had the KUTKD Christmas do – special thanks to the guys who organised it (and who also seemed to be working at the restaurant). It was an excellent evening and it’s always great to see a big turnout and a nice surprise to some familiar faces who we haven’t seen in a while.
We were fortunate to see some excellent matches and see some great British and international talent on display.
In fact Team GB did exceptionally well with two golds and a silver and it looks like there are some great prospects for the future. It was also good to catch up with Taekwondoists we haven’t seen in a while and also to join MMHS TKD in Rochdale for some training.
So that’s what’s been happening over the last few weeks, from all the instructors at LLTKD, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and in advance we wish you all a very a happy, healthy, prosperous 2014 🙂
P.S. All clubs start back week commencing Monday 6th January. See you there!
Now Christmas is nearing and so it’s grading time. The time to demonstrate what you’ve been learning over the last few months; your blocks, kicks, patterns, sparring and for intermediate grades three-step, one-step and self-defence techniques.
The grading hopefully results in a change of belts showing your progression towards the coveted black belt!
Grading dates are:
- Marlborough: Tuesday 26th November
- TASIS: Sunday 1st December
- The Hive: Wednesday 4th December
- Kingston Uni: You know when (please remind me)
- Dan Grading: mustn’t forget to say *good luck* to our candidates Sean and Tony on the 8th.
P.S. Do you know what the Tenets of Taekwondo are? Might be useful to refresh your memory.
We’re back up and running with all our classes after the summer break, and it’s great to see all the old faces as well as lots of new students.
TKD Training can be tough (and achy) at first, but with perseverance the techniques will become second nature and we hope you’ll love training as much as we all do!