New venue on Tuesdays

St Joseph's demo 1From 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!

The clubs are nearly back…

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So some of us having been practicing at home over the summer, others in the class haven’t, but don’t worry, TASIS Taekwondo is back from Sunday 6th September at 3pm and Marlborough Taekwondo Club is back from Tuesday 8rh September at 5pm at our new venue. Look forward to seeing you at training! 👍

A little belated but…

Congratulations and well done to our new black belts, Andreas, Lavan, Shakithyan, Sipho, Claire and Jonathan. You’ve worked hard and deserve your award!

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.

 

Busy already…and it’s only week 2!

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!

  • LLTKD at the Jade Jones & Paul Green Seminar 14/09/14
  • LLTKD at the Jade Jones & Paul Green Seminar 14/09/14
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Thanks to Darren for letting us use his photos from the day!

Demonstration by Marlborough TKD this Sunday

Marlborough TKD Demo 2013For 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!

Easter break

easter-eggMarlborough and TASIS Taekwondo clubs are both off for the Easter break, but don’t worry, training is back on Sunday 27th April at TASIS and Tuesday 29th April at Marlborough.

I haven’t forgotten to post..

K&CNov13It doesn’t seem that long ago that I last wrote, but looking at the Thanks Giving post, I guess it has been a while.

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.

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Out of focus photo (sorry) but I think the sentiment is clear

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…

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KUTKD Christmas Dinner – thanks Impresha for the photo (stolen from fb)

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.

Probably the last major Taekwondo related activity of the year for us happened two weeks ago when a group of us were in Manchester for ManchesterGrandPrixAreaathe inaugural Taekwondo Grand Prix.

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 ManchesterGrandPrixaalso 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!

 

 

 

Grading time (with some links to help)…

SAMSUNG CSCDoesn’t time fly?  It feels like only the other day that it was the first class at our new venue The Hive and the beginning of term for Kingston Uni TKD and the other clubs.

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.

Windy Weather in half term

Near missWhat a start to the half term week!

We hope that no one was affected by the windy weather last night and this morning and that students at Marlborough TKD and Kingston Uni have a good half term break.

See you next Tuesday / Monday or if you need some training, training is on at The Hive and TASIS.

All Classes back in full swing!

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!