We will be closing for our planned Christmas/New Year break from Monday 18th December to Tuesday 2nd January. Last classes for 2017 will be on Sunday 17th December and first classes for 2018 will be on Wednesday 3rd January. During the closure we will be continuing with the refurbishment of the dojang so when you return in January expect to see some significant updates!
Dates have now been confirmed for the Chungdokwan training camp in Korea next year. The camp will be from Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July. There will also be an additional opportunity to train with GM Shin Byeong Hyun at his dojang in the evenings of the Tuesday 24th - Thursday 26th.
The plan will be to travel out on Wednesday 18th July to arrive in Seoul early on the Thursday and then travel back on Friday 27th July. This will allow time for training but also sightseeing, shopping etc.
Flight costs will be approximately £800, training camp £115 and additional training with GM Shin £50. Assuming two people sharing a room, hotel costs will be approximately £200 (I will have a more accurate estimate once event hotel is confirmed). So total budgetary estimate for the trip is £1,500/person.
The next Taekwondo Chungdokwan GB Pre-Dan Grading Seminar will be this Sunday. The seminar is run by the grading panel and covers the requirements for the dan gradings. Open to red belt and above. This is an important opportunity as it allows senior grades to work with the leading masters of TCGB and get a direct understanding from them of the expectations for the dan grading.
Date: Sunday 26th November
Cost: £10 per student
Time: 11am-2pm (registration from 10.30am)
Location: Swanmore College of Technology, New Road, Swanmore, Southampton, SO32 2RB