The junior classes recently said a temporary 'goodbye' to two of our wonderful Assistant Instructors, Sian Reilly and Sam Havard, as they both headed off to University. Bluewave is looking forward to hearing about the fun you are both having and also regularly seeing you back!
The Korean Taekwondo Association of America will be holding their annual Master Eric Rose Memorial Championships in Detroit, USA on Saturday 20th May. Master Eric Rose was a personal friend of the Bluewave Instructors and Club, who drowned attempting to rescue other people a few year ago, and this championship is a great way to remember him and the sacrifice he made. The championships will include both Poomsae and Sparring.
We would like to take a small team of competitors from Bluewave next year and wanted to get started on planning as soon as possible. The budget cost for the trip will be £1,000 to include flights, car hire, hotel and tournament entry fees but not meals and drinks. This trip will be open to all grades and over 12 years old. Under 16s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. As well as the championships we would include a few extra days for sightseeing and shopping in the trip. A deposit of £650 to cover flights costs will be required to secure a place. Deposits will needed to be paid the 1st December.
If you are interested please talk to Gerry as soon as possible.
Congratulations to all those promoted at the August grading. This was a very strong grading with lots of good performances and a first class spirit. Let's keep that up for October.
The promotions were:-
|9th Kup / Yellow Tag||7th Kup / Green Tag||6th Kup / Green Belt||4th Kup / Blue Belt|
|Munachi Nduka-Richard||Arjun Chauhan - CREDIT||Giordano Baquero-Easton||Ivana McCutcheon - CREDIT|
|Erin Bateman - CREDIT||Hayden Corby|
|8th Kup / Yellow Belt||Alexander Chiguvare||Jonathan Paduanelli||3rd Kup / Red Tag|
|Shubhashis Shrestha - CREDIT||Cael Miller||James Purnell||Miranda Arnush - CREDIT|
|Sushant Shrestha - CREDIT||Danyal Dabhelia||Sirsendu Sen||Darren Miller|
|Ethan Levendale-Middleton||Laetitia Allen|
|Ethan Gore||Saskia Bateman||5th Kup / Blue Tag|
|Abdullah Abid||Grace Williams|
The next grading will be on Sunday 23rd October. Please note the date change from the Saturday to the Sunday to avoid the clash with the Poomsae Judges Course.
Please be aware that we will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August. No classes that day. All other classes over the bank holiday will run as usual.