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.

 

Dates for your diary

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  • This Saturday 2nd May – All Clubs Training Session at Kingston
  • Sunday 10th May – Grading at TASIS
  • Sunday 31st May – Pre-Dan Grading Seminar
  • Sunday 14th June – BLackbelt Grading
  • TKD Training in Korea (and possibly Japan) 17-27th June
  • Taekwondo training camp in Hungary 7-16th August

If there’s anything you’re interested in, contact one of the instructors or me for more information!

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.

No TASIS today

… but we’re back next week 🙂

Happy Thanks Giving!

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Happy Thanks Giving to all our American students and parents at TASIS!

You guessed it, there’s no training tonight as a result. See you on Sunday though…. for the grading 🙂

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.

No TASIS this week

This is just a reminder that there is no TASIS this Sunday 20th October or Thursday 24th due to the half term break. See you next week 🙂

The show must go on!

Today was TASIS’s annual international fair which for several years has meant a demonstration from the Taekwondo club. This year as in 2009 it was raining. However unlike that year we presented our warm-up, basics, patterns and breaking inside with a packed crowd.

This year the students really did themselves proud with some very clean, well executed techniques and a bit of comedy.

Thanks also to Sanju and Rishta for taking the photos and video.  Watch this space for photos and updates.