Congratulations to our newly promoted KickStars showing off their new belts after the May grading. Well done to Mikolaj Zurek, Adriano Anzani, Marcus Jones, Lily Newton, Dylan Griffiths, Eliott Flood-Squires, Jacob Macpherson, Vicktor Okun, Samuel Hartley, Oliver Brown and Nathan Levendale promoted to Orange Stripe, Naomi Marks and Scarlett Hamilton promoted to Green Stripe, Eleanor Gracey, Charlie Mason, Daniel Chapman, Adheen Shabeer, Joe Scorey and Taylor Mackie promoted to Purple Stripe, Daniel Farthing, Charlie Bates and Alfie Edwards promoted to Blue Stripe, Aidan Batista-Guanchez promoted to Red Stripe, Abdul Rehman promoted to Brown Stripe and Oscar Goodall and Jack Greening promoted to full Yellow Tag. Brilliant and what a lot of happy faces!
We continue to review our classes and make changes and updates where we believe that we can develop our students further. With this in mind we will be introducing a new class for those who are junior age students (up to the age of 14) and are 6th kup (green belt) and above. This class will be in addition to the class(es) your child currently trains in, as these classes cover all aspects of the syllabus, whereas this class will focus specifically on the technical aspects of the syllabus of poomsae, self defence and one step.
Please be assured that if your child is not able to attend this class, they will still be taught all aspects of the syllabus in the class(es) that they currently attend.
We are delighted to recognise those promoted following the kup gradings in February and April. These were spirited gradings with some excellent performances. However some extra practice is needed on poomsae for grading candidates - there were retests at both these gradings on the poomsae sections for some candidates. This will be a focus are in preparation for the next kup grading which will be on Saturday 11th June.
|9th Kup||8th Kup - Cont||7th Kup|
|Cael Miller - CREDIT||Ashton Swinhoe-Nevola||Jacob Clay - DOUBLE|
|Dawid Wrobel - CREDIT||Benjamin Lock|
|Lydia Marks||Corey Waspe||6th Kup|
|Samuel Wooster||Ehansa Fernado||Matthew Bridge|
|Sebastian Wrobel||Erin Bateman||Mikun Adeniran|
|8th Kup||Gianluca Swinhoe-Nevola||5th Kup|
|Anna Jiang||Jack Toomey||Ivana McCutcheon|
|Danyal Dabhelia||Kasundia Fernado||Brandon Koh|
|Sophia Ahmed||Laetitia Allen|
|Arjun Chauhan||3rd Kup|
|Saskia Bateman||Ibrahim Salman - CREDIT|
|9th Kup||8th Kup - Cont||6th Kup|
|Isabella Martin - CREDIT||Ewan Reynolds||Caitlin MacDonald|
|Jairus Martin - CREDIT||Riley Wallis||Charlotte Davies|
|Finley Ellis||Victor Vanni||Jack Armstrong|
|Matthew Grracey||William Whitelaw|
|Mya Henry||5th Kup|
|7th Kup||Ahan Sen|
|8th Kup||Jonathan Paduanelli - CREDIT||Anuska Sen|
|Cael Miller - CREDIT||Giordano Baquero-Easton||Jon-Marc Bennet|
The British Taekwondo National Championships (Sparring) will be on the 24th/25th September at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford E20 3HB. B Class (8th-3rd Kup) competitors on Saturday 24th and A Class (2nd Kup and above) on the Sunday. Entry fee is £45 for B Class and £50 for A Class.
This is the first time for many years that the National Championships have been held in the south so a chance for us to look to take a larger group and for those not ready to compete at this level to come along and watch the very best GB players in action.
If you are interested in entering please talk to Gerry at the Sport Class.