World Chungdokwan Federation Seminar, Seoul, South Korea – 15th – 17th July

20160908_224713Students 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.

20160716_171907It 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!

Tiger Cub TKD Club – 19th June

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.

Students & Instructors from Tiger Cub TKD and LLTKD

Students & Instructors from Tiger Cub TKD and LLTKD

Blackbelt Grading – 12th June

BlackbeltCongratulations to Heena, Tony, Anthony, Lavan, Sakash, Ella, Sophia, Nicholas, Ash who all graded and successfully passed their Dan gradings for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dan!

You’ve worked really hard and should be very proud of your achievement.

Our new blackbelts from St Joseph's TKD

Our new blackbelts from St Joseph’s TKD

UK Martial Arts and Fitness Academy Seminar – 21st May

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!

LLTKD at UKMAFA

LLTKD at UKMAFA

We have been doing things…honest!

Well I must apologise for not posting anything in quite a while.  We’ve been pretty busy and so here is a run down of what’s been happening…

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Taekwondo Artwork

20160229_175118-1I do love a bit of artwork so many thanks to Ria for her excellent drawing of our Taekwondo class at St Joseph’s!

WTF? Taekwondo governing body set for rebrand over use of acronym | Sport | The Guardian

In a bid to disassociate itself with the commonly used acronym, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is planning to rebrand itself

Source: WTF? Taekwondo governing body set for rebrand over use of acronym | Sport | The Guardian

…and a Happy New Year!

2016

…to all our students, friends and family – wishing you all a very Happy New Year, may it be everything you want it to be as well as happy and healthy!  Keep kicking 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Christmas treeMerry 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 🙂

 

New Blackbelts

BlackbeltIt’s been so busy for me recently so I must apologise for not adding any recent news!

The weekends in November and December have been a bit of a blur with the British Taekwondo AGM in Manchester, training leading up to the University students tournament, a well attended All Grades seminar and Pre-Blackbelt Grading seminar.

On the 13th December it was the Chungdokwan GB winter Blackbelt Grading in Swanmore and lots of students had an early Christmas present including for Kerry who passed her 2nd Dan. From the sounds of it, she did herself proud 🙂 Congratulations to Kerry and all the other successful Chungdokwan GB candidates!