Day 3 of TKD GP

IMG-20141025-WA0001It’s day 3 of the Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester and there have been mixed fortunes for the British players with big names Lutalo Muhammad and Mahama Cho not retaining their GP titles, but some of the new guys winning matches and gaining valuable big tournament experience.

Our students who have been in Manchester watching have loved the event and are looking forward to the next big tournament.

Tonight we have some LLTKD representation in the form of Ushma and Heena who are officiating in tonight’s tag-team competition.  Good luck to them – and of course the participants 😉 !

Kukki-what?!

Kukki-whatWhen you are ready to take your blackbelt grading; whether for 1st Dan or 4th, you apply for the test and also the Kukkiwon certificate.

This is a certificate that is issued from the Kukkiwon, South Korea which is the home or the ‘Mecca’ of WTF Taekwondo.  The Kukkiwon certificate is an internationally recognised certificate and changes colour depending on how senior you are (not literally).  Some of the members of the club recently received their certificates which they are proudly displaying here!

So far so good at the Kingston Club

KUTKD2013_3The Kingston Uni club is back now in full swing after the long summer break and the new students are already looking pretty good (technique-wise 😉 )!

KUTKD2013_1Training is on Mondays and Thursdays and it’s not too late for students wishing to learn to join in – the more the merrier in fact!  KUTKD2013_2

The calendar is quite full for the next year so it’s really important to keep training.  We’ve got competitions;  patterns and sparring, seminars and gradings.  We’re also looking to do some charity work so please watch this space for more info.

Next Saturday 1st November is the All Grades Seminar in Swanmore which has been great fun over the last few years and gives students the opportunity to fight, perform poomse or learn self-defence – or do all three for a tiny sum of £10!  If you’re interested, please speak to one of the instructors.

Also see the instructors if you need a uniform or haven’t sorted out your membership.