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!