Bluewave took a small group out to this year's Chungdokwan Irish Open in Nenagn hosted by our good friend Master Sheamus O'Neill.
This was a small and friendly event conducted in the best traditions of the spirit of the Chungdokwan. It was also an honour to have GM Shin Byeong Hyun attending as a guest at the event.
There were medals all round for our competitors.
Sian Reilly - Bronze in Individuals, Gold in Teams (with Coleen and Toula from T-TKD)
Coleen Reilly - Gold in Individuals, Silver in Pairs (with Gerry) and Gold in Teams (with Sian and Toula)
Lynne Firth - Bronze in Individuals
Gerry Reilly - Silver in Individuals and Silver in Pairs (with Coleen)
Next poomsae tournament with be the British Taekwondo National Championships on the weekend of the 30th November / 1st December in Worchester.
It was good to see a strong set of performances at our October kup grading. There were several outstanding performances resulting in credit and double promotions. The promoted candidates were;
|9th Kup / Yellow Tag||7th Kup / Green Tag||2nd Kup / Red Belt|
|Hafidjiou Sow - CREDIT||Simone Koh||Cael Miller|
|Kadija Sow - CREDIT||Sofie Koh|
|Krystian Tan||1st Tag / Black Tag|
|Zaylin Shabeer||6th Kup / Green Belt||Julian Inglefield|
|8th Kup / Yellow Belt||Nathan Godfrey|
|Aayush Shrestha - DOUBLE|
|Aissatou Sow - DOUBLE||3rd Kup / Red Tag|
|Shabeer Jameela - DOUBLE||Isabella Martin - CREDIT|
|Brandon Coleman||Shubhashis Shrestha - CREDIT|
|Jak Coleman||Sushant Shrestha|
|Daniel Sony||Annabel Poynter|
The next kup grading will be on Sunday 24th November.
Congratulations to our KickStars on their performances at this month's grading. Great to seeing the following achieve their next belts and a special congratulations to Christian, Adinath and Diyeni on their promotion to Yellow Tag and graduating to join our junior programme.
|Orange Stripe||Blue Stripe||Brown Stripe|
|Anna Gomez Da Costa||Izzah Adeel||James Dance|
|Cyrus Keiff||Shryan Veeranki||Robert Cooper|
|Filip Piaseczny||Carter Mackie|
|Brandon Paduanelli||Black Stripe|
|Purple Stripe||George Pyrke||Jegors Vingradous|
|Panayiotis Kalavas||Mykolas Kuodys|
|Kai Adams||Sriram Petluru||Yellow Tag|
|Benjamin Di Biase||Christian Hewett|
|Red Stripe||Adinath Kango|
|James Tamilimi||Diyeni Di Silva|
On Sunday 13th October, Bluewave helds its second dan grading. This was a demanding test requiring the candidates to demonstrate competance across the full range of Taekwondo disciplines during a 3 hour grading. We are delighted to confirm the following promotions.
1st Dan Black Belt: Giordano Baquero-Easton (Bluewave), Ahan Sen (Bluewave), Jemma Naraine (DTA), William Parsons (Reading)
3rd Dan Black Belt: Corey Payne (Bluewave), Robert Larkman (Reading)
Well done everyone, an excellent demonstration of your commitment and passion for Taekwondo.
We have not yet confirmed the dates for our 2020 dan gradings but expect them to be in April and October. These will be open to both Bluewave members as well as other British Taekwondo members interested in a grading that rigorously covers all aspects of Taekwondo