With the summer holidays nearly here we just wanted to let everyone know that all classes will be staying open for all of the summer except for part of one week from Monday 28th August to Friday 1st September when we will take a short 5 day break from training.
We would also like to update you on two additional classes that will soon be starting up.
From Sunday 6th August there will be a Sport Taekwondo Class on a Sunday from 6.00-7.30pm. This will be open to both juniors (7+) and adults, all grades, and will focus on competition sparring. All those attending will be expected to have their own arm guards and shin guards at a minimum. The class will run every Sunday except when there is a competition.
From Sunday 10th September we will be adding a Family Class. This will run from 5.00-6.00pm, immediately before the new Sport Class. This will be a chance for parents and children to train together and will be open to all ages 7+. So if you a parent of one of our juniors why not come down with your child/children and try Taekwondo for yourself!
Congratulations to our newly promoted KickStars. We also looked forward to seeing our newly promoted Yellow Tags graduating to our junior classes!
Ciro Cordero-Benedit, Connor Cosby, Ayaan Pradeep, Bowie Emmerson, Felix Howard, Joel Macpherson
Alex Ward, Mikolaj Zurek
Dinobi Nduka-Richard, Nathan Levendale, Scarlett Hamilton, Naomi Marks, Adriano Anzani, Samuel Hartley, Oliver Brown, Nathan Harrington, Elliott Flood Squires, Dylan Griffiths
Jessica Woodage, Charlie Mason, Lilly Newton, Aaron Murray Cobertson
Adheen Shaber, Eleanor Gracey, Muhammad Wasim, Muhammad Afzal, Joe Scorey, Daniel Chapman
This was the final weekend of a very busy May for Bluewave, with a kup grading on Saturday, pre-dan grading seminar in London on Sunday and then the 1st Harrogate Mayor's Cup Open Poomsae Championships on Monday. Once again a good set of performances with 6 medals from 7 divisions. The medals were
Coleen Reilly - Gold (U30 Dan Team Female)
Jonny Hainsworth - Gold (18+ Dan Male Freestyle), Silver (U30 Dan Pair), Bronze (U30 Dan Male Individual)
Gerry Reilly - Bronze (U60 Dan Male Individual)
Hannah Seddon - Silver (U35 K3 Female Individual)
Gerry Reilly and Olwen Barton also judged at the event.
Great day at the Eric Rose Memorial Championships in Detroit, USA. Gold for Jonny in Sport Poomsae and Open Poomsae, and a Silver in Sparring. Gold for Coleen in both Sport Poomsae and Open Poomsae. Gold for Gerry in Sport Poomsae. Bronze for Hannah in Open Poomsae. Excellent performances all round. Really friendly event and an opportunity to remember a friend and excellent Martial Artist, Master Eric Wayne Rose. As soon as we know a date for the 2018 tournament we will start planning for a return trip next year.