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.

The Grand Prix: the details |

Heard about the Grand Prix?  No, not Formula 1 – Taekwondo.  The First Taekwondo Grand Prix will be in Manchester from the 13th – 15th December.  We’ll be there, will you?

The Grand Prix: the details |

LLTKD at British Taekwondo MATT Seminar

20131006_105006Mornings are certainly not my most favourite time of the day (especially 9am on a Sunday), but I, along with 4 others made the journey to the UEL Sports Dock in East London for a session of poomse, self-defence and one-step sparring with the British Taekwondo Martial Arts Technical Team.

From the looks of it, the Sports Dock is a fantastic facility. The walk into the sports centre from Cyprus DLR along the river while watching the rowers glide past was inspiring.  The seminar itself was run well and it was great training with some of the other London based clubs.



Taekwondo & Hapkido Training Camp, Hungary

SAMSUNG CSCThe annual Taekwondo & Hapkido Training Camp hosted by Universum TKD on the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary was once again a huge success.  It is the 6th year that LLTKD have taken a team to the training camp which gives students the opportunity to test themselves physically and technically whilst making some great friends along the way.

This year the LLTKD team consisted of 29 students and instructors, who trained for three sessions every day for 5 1/2 days – and all arrived back to the UK in one piece albeit tired, and feeling slightly sad to leave Hungary, it’s hot weather and our new (and old) Taekwondo and Hapkido friends.

Next year is the 10th anniversary… so watch this space!

***New Club****

On behalf of the students and parents of Stag Lane Taekwondo Club, I would like to thank you for the article in the Harrow Observer regarding the closure of the Taekwondo club after 29 years.  As a result of the support of the paper and your article we have received a number of offers from venues to continue our training i.e. The Hive at Barnet FC, Edgware & District Reform Synagogue and the Scout Centre in Roch Avenue.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all these venues for their offer of support and confirm that we have decided that The Hive at Barnet FC is best suited for our use due to the location, the warm welcome we received from the manager and the link with sport in general.

Our Taekwondo club was started to give young people a positive outlet for their energy, build self confidence and become a respected members of their community; so I am glad that we can continue training  and stay within the area.

Our first class at our new home is on Wednesday 7th August from 7 – 8pm and everyone is welcome!

The Hive, Barnet Football Club Training Ground, Edgware, HA8 6AG

Classes finished for the summer

summerJust a reminder that most of the clubs are now closed for the summer break with the exception of training at Kingston Hill campus for the University students.

Normal classes resume as follows:
TASIS TKD – Sunday 8th September 3-4:30pm
Marlborough TKD – Tuesday 11th September 5-6pm & 6:15-7:15pm

TKD at The Hive (Barnet FC) – Wednesday 12th September 6:30 – 8:30pm

World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine

Well Done to Claire from TASIS TKD for taking part in World Vision’s 30 hour famine (I don’t think I could do it)!  If you want to contribute to this excellent cause, click here.