I had the privilege of being part of the British contingent to attend the first World Taekwondo Chungdokwan Federation Summer Camp at the Korean National Sports University in Seoul between the 15th and 18th July. This was an excellent event pulling together Chungdokwan members from around the world and included many high ranking masters.
The training under the Grandmasters of the Chungdokwan covered both poomsae and sparring with detailed explanations and plenty of opportunity to practice. The final day was spent working on fitness with a mountain walk!
As well as the physical training there was time for sightseeing and socialising. Great to be able to spend time with fellow Chungdokwan practitioners from around the world.
It is hoped that this will become a regular event running either ever year or every two years. Hopefully next time there will be an opportunity for other Bluewave members to attend and I will share the details for the next camp as soon as they are known.
Congratulations to those promoted at the June Grading. Next Kup Grading is on Saturday 20th August. Promoted at the June grading were:
|9th Kup / Yellow Tag||8th Kup / Yellow Belt||6th Kup / Green Belt||4th Kup / Blue Belt|
|Maciek Nowak||Samual Martin - Credit||Jacob Clay||Caitlin Walker - Credit|
|Daisy Hedges||Dylan Toomey||Jayani Jogia||Pradeep Lalung - Credit|
|David Gambrell||Abi Fidgett||Kieran Pern|
|Shubhashis Shrestha||Matthew Cruz||2nd Kup / Red Belt|
|Sushant Shrestha||7th Kup / Green Tag||Melissa Laws||Olwen Barton|
|Hayden Corby - Double||Annabel Poynter||Ellen Farthing|
Congratulations to Bluewave's latest Black Belt, Ryan Morgan. A fine performance at today's Taekwondo Chungdokwan Great Britain Dan Grading saw Ryan promoted to 1st Dan Black Belt. A well deserved promotion recognising over 5 years of practice and many months of detailed preparation. Well Done!