We will be taking a short break over the summer.
All classes will be closed from Wednesday 17th July to Thursday 25th July.
Classes will resume on Friday 26th July and will then continue through out the summer as normal.
Congratulations to all those promoted at the June Kup Grading. Some excellent performances and great to see two new Black Tags.
|Yellow Tag / 9th Kup||Yellow Belt / 8th Kup||Green Belt / 6th Kup|
|Sona Rajesh - Credit||Jack McKeown||Tia Gore|
|Nandana Anil||Rayn Child|
|Lona Rajesh||William Bunker||Blue Tag / 5th Kup|
|Alice Dorange-Read||Liz Scorey||Ethan Gore|
|Elle-Rose Adams||Advika Singhal|
|Gayatri Sreejith||Green Tag / 7th Kup|
|Christine Dorange-Read||Valary Ochieng - Credit||Blue Belt / 4th Kup|
|Harley Harris-Piper||Robert Wrobel - Credit||Alize Ekambi-Kiye|
|Bowie Emmerson||James Renwick - Credit|
|Daniel George||Rose Raju||Red Tag / 3rd Kup|
|Louie Fan||Marcia Coleman||Sebastian Wrobel - Credit|
|Antoine Dorange-Read||Red Belt / 2nd Kup|
|Charlie Mason||Dawid Wrobel|
|Logan Andrews||Black Tag / 1st Kup|
|Tamanna Roy||Caitlin MacDonald|
|Anvita Singhal||Danyal Dabhelia|
Next Kup Grading will be on Sunday 15th December.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended our 3rd Bluewave Poomsae Championships. Lots of great performances from competitors old and new. Excellent support from families and friends, and hopefully our new approach of not charging spectator fees helped a few more people to see the event.
Thank you to GM Tong Wan Shin and the team of judges including several from Bluewave; without officials events do not run.
Also a big thank you to the brilliant team of volunteers who setup on Friday night, kept everything moving on Saturday and then helped pack away after the event. Finally a big thank you to Master Lynne Firth who led the organising and to Master Coleen Reilly who ran setup on Friday and led the volunteer team on Saturday. Great job everybody!
The provision date for 2020 will be announced soon.
Congratulations to our great group of KickStars who progressed to their next belts at this month's gradings. Well done to all and especially to Harry and Ayaan who graded to Yellow Tag / 9th Kup and will be moving up to junior classes.
|Green Stripe||Blue Stripe||Brown Stripe|
|Panayiotis Kalavas||Mason Cox||Dawid Piaseczny|
|Kai Adams||James Tamilmani||Alexander Quainton|
|Carter Mackie||Diyeni DeSilva|
|Red Stripe||Jegors Vingradous|
|Purple Stripe||Harvey Dance|
|Izzah Adeel||James Dance||Black Stripe|
|Shriyan Veeranki||Robert Cooper||Christian Hewitt|
|Brandon Paduanelli||Oliver Lau||Adinath Kango|
|Sriram Petluru||Olivia Lau|
|George Pyrke||Yellow tag|
|Mykolas Kuodys||Harry Shaw|
On the 14th April, Bluewave held its first direct British Taekwondo approved Dan Grading. This was a small start and allow us to test out our new syllabus and approach to gradings.
The four candidates were required to show their competency in all aspects of Taekwondo through demonstrating;
1. 5 poomsae
2. Performing 5 kup grade combinations and discussing the key coaching points
3. 10 one-steps from left and right
4. A full range of self defence
5. Sparring - both 1 for 1, and multiple rounds of free sparring
6. Breaking for 16+
7. Understanding of Taekwondo theory and philosophy
All candidates had prepared well and showed a great approach to their performances. Bluewave is therefore proud to add Pradeep Lalung, Miranda Arnush, Jonathan Paduanelli and Darren Miller to our group of dan grades. Well done!
Thank you to Corey Payne for assisting at the grading, and to our examiners - Master Gerry Reilly, 7th Dan, Master Lynne Firth, 5th Dan and Master Coleen Reilly, 5th Dan.
Our next Dan Grading will be on Sunday 13th October. This will be open to not just Bluewave members but also other British Taekwondo clubs wishing to have their candidates undertake a rrigorous grading in all aspects of traditional Taekwondo.