Funny you should ask 😄! There is a blackbelt training on 22nd June in Kingston. You have to be a Dan grade and over 16 to attend, but this session aims to offer participants something a bit different from the usual seminars. If you’d like more information, please ask one of the instructors or refer to the Chungdokwan GB website.
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
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.
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!
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
On 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!
Come 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.
Students 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.
It 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!
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.
It was the first time that we’ve been invited to UKMAFA’s club to lead a seminar and it was a great day with lots of enthusiasm, energy and some good video editing afterwards!
Merry Christmas to all our students, friends and families. Hope you have a wonderful day and festive period!
Thank you to everyone for your support over the last year and congratulations to everyone who has achieved something in Taekwondo, from climbing mountains – in Korea, Japan and of course Mount Kilimanjaro! to officiating and participating in tournaments and passing gradings. All of you have contributed to the development of our great martial art and we look to achieve even more in 2016.
We mustn’t forget the people who we’ve lost in the year and our thoughts are with them and their loved ones at this time.
If you’re missing training, we still have classes on at The Hive and then we’re back on Tuesday 12th January at St Joseph’s and Sunday 17th at TASIS. But it’s actually a really busy start to the year with a Corner Judging Course in Kingston on Saturday 9th January and LLTKD BlackBelt training on Sunday 10th January. Please contact the instructors for more information.
Hope you have a wonderful day and best wishes from us all at LLTKD 🙂
It’s tough to follow the previous post, but there has to be a first, so it’s to notify you of some key dates of training sessions and seminars that you may be interested in.
- Saturday 31st October – The first is the All Grades Seminar in Swanmore,
Southampton. It’s a great day and gives all attendees regardless of age or grade the opportunity to practice poomse, kyorgi techniques and self-defence techniques. It’s useful additional practice if you’re thinking of doing a grading too.
- Sunday 29th November – The pre-Dan Grading Seminar. It’s recommended to attend the seminar if you intend to do a blackbelt grading this year or sometime in the future. This seminar is also at Swanmore.
- Sunday 13th December – The big day – the Blackbelt Grading! Also at Swanmore and hopefully not scuppered by snow!
This weekend, nine LLTKD instructors and black belts attended the British Taekwondo Coaching Course. There’s one more day to go in October, an assessment and then we’ll be fully qualified level 2 coaches 👍