Our traditional end of year training session will be on Sunday 18th December at 2pm at the Bluewave Dojang at Vickers Business Centre. This is open to all ages and grades. It will be a fun session to end off a successful year for the club. This will be followed by the annual club meeting which is open to all members and parents/guardians of our junior members (our junior members are also encouraged to attend and fully participate themselves). The club meeting will review 2016 and discuss plans for the coming year.
After the meeting there will be nibbles and traditional Christmas refreshments.
British Taekwondo will be running a Kyorugi (sparring) referee course on the 4th & 5th February in Bradford. This is your opportunity to help make competitions a success, there is always a need for more officials. The course will cover technical assistants and class 3 (corner judges) on the Saturday, with new class 2 (centre referees) attending both Saturday and Sunday. The requirements are:-
- Technical Assistant = does not need to be BT Member, must be Age 14+, any grade
- Class 3 = BT Member, Age 16+, any grade
- Class 2 = BT Member, Referees Indemnity Insurance, Enhanced DBS, Age 18+, any grade
If you are interested please speak to one of the instructors.
Congratulations to those promoted at the recent grading. There were some very strong performances which are reflected in the Credits and Double Promotions. Some candidates will have some revision work to do on aspects of their grading before really focusing on work for the next grade. Instructors will be working on this over the next few weeks. We will have one further small grading this year on the 3rd December with the next main grading in February, exact date to be confirmed.
|9th Kup / Yellow Tag||8th Kup / Yellow Belt||5th Kup / Blue Tag|
|Mihir Roy||Jack Greening||Caitlin MacDonald - CREDIT|
|Tamanna Roy||Samuel Dodds|
|7th Kup / Green Tag|
|8th Kup / Yellow Belt||Neha Pooni||4th Kup / Blue Belt|
|Hannah Seddon - DOUBLE||Lucy Armstrong||Ahan Sen|
|Paige Adcock - DOUBLE||Aman Pooni||Anushka Sen|
|Andjy Ricart - DOUBLE||Filip Matyla|
|Sebastian Wrobel - CREDIT||Ethan Waspe||3rd Kup / Red Tag|
|Jarius Martin - CREDIT||James Price||Ria Mistry|
|Isabella Martin - CREDIT|
|Dawid Wrobel - CREDIT||2nd Kup / Red Belt|
|Maciek Nowak||6th Kup / Green Belt||Sean Castens|
|Thomas Bridge||Danyal Dabhelia|
|1st Kup / Black Tag|
On Sunday 29th January 2017 we will be hosting a major poomsae championships in Basingstoke, the first locally for many years and hopefully the start of a regular event. This will be a recognised British Taekwondo event and will be run under full World Taekwondo Federation rules. The entry pack can now be downloaded from here.
Excellent British Taekwondo National Championship, well run with a great atmosphere. Thank you to all those involved in organising the event. Great attitude and spirit from the Bluewave players, you should be very proud of your performances. Mujahid Baksh showed his usual full on approach to go out to the Rank 2 player in the quarter finals. Alex Stock went so so close. Played really well and lost an amazingly close final on golden point. Disappointing to not quite get the title but he showed why he is Rank 1 -68kg junior player in Great Britain. Hayden Corby has a tremendous first Nationals decisively winning his three matches to become B Class -45kg Cadet National Champion. Final thanks to Coleen Reilly for super coaching. Well done everyone.