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Poomsae Competition Training and Virutal Competitions

We are delighted to announce that we will be resuming our monthly competition poomsae training from Saturday 5th September. This will run at the usual times;

12.00-2.00pm All Grades/Ages (must be confident in at least Taegeuk El Jang)
2.00-3.00pm Dan Grades only

Under 14 (Cadet) Dan Grades will leave at 2.30pm as we will have then have completed their required competition poomsae.

This class is free to all Bluewave members and open to other British Taekwondo members, only £5.

To ensure we can provide a COVID-19 safe environment the attendance will be restricted to a maximum of 16. Therefore pre-registration is required, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place. This class will only run physically and will not be streamed on Zoom.

Physical competitions are currently suspended but there are opportunities to compete at virtual events. Our next focus competition is the Virtual KTA Worldwide Poomsae & Para Poomsae Championships 2020, which will run on the weekend of the 2nd-4th October. This virtual competition will be streamed online so you will get to see yourself and others on your TV at home!  

We had 5 members compete in a virtual competition in July and we'd love to have even more at this competition. If you are interested in competing please let us know by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Videos of the poomsae needed to be submitted on the Sunday 27th September, so we will be arranging time in the dojang on Saturday 26th September to record videos. Exact time will be confirmed later once we know the level interest.

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Grading Dates

Now that we have had a couple of weeks back in physical classes, and have a better understanding of how the social distancing and hygiene guidelines need to be managed, we have decided that we need to make some changes to grading arrangements.

Kup Grading
The next Kup Grading will now be on Saturday 12th September, and not on the Sunday.  We have moved the date because we will need 7 1/2 hours to be able to run the grading in a way that ensures we manage to all the appropriate guidelines and we cannot fit this into the Sunday schedule.  We will be issuing grading letters over the next couple of weeks to those who are being invited to grade, these will include the start and finish time for you/your children grade group -there will only be one grade group in the dojang at any time.

As mentioned at the club meeting, we are offering free 1-1 or small group catch up sessions.  Initially these will focus on supporting those preparing for this grading.  Lynne will be in contact to make arrangements.

KickStars Grading
The next KickStars Grading will be on Friday 9th October.  We have moved the date back a few weeks to allow those who have just returned to training, and our new starters, to have a little more time to be ready to grade.  As usual the KickStars Grading will take place during the usual class.

Dan Grading
The date for the Dan Grading remains Sunday 11th October.

If you have any questions please send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Reopening Plans

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Sunday's online club meeting where we discussed the details of the guidelines and how we will operate physical classes when they reopen this coming Sunday. If you were unable to attend, or did attend and wanted to check details, the presentation can be accessed from here and the Return to Training Framework is here.

The class schedule from next Sunday 26th July will be

Sundays
4.00 – 4.45pm High Energy/HITT – All Ages / All Grades
5.00 – 6.00pm Family – All Ages / All Grades
6.15 – 6.45pm Stretching and Flexibility - All Ages / All Grades

Mondays
6.00 - 7.00pm Juniors – All Grades
7.15 – 8.15pm Adults – All Grades
8.30 – 9.00pm Dan grade poomsae – Minimum 1st Dan Black Belt

Thursdays
6.00 - 7.00pm Juniors – All Grades
7.15 – 8.15pm Adults – All Grades

Fridays
5.00 – 5.45pm KickStars - 4-6 Year Olds
6.00 – 7.00pm Juniors – All Grades

To ensure that we can manage the social distancing, we will have to assign classes. Please can I ask those who haven't already done so to send details of their class preferences to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by this Friday. We will do our best to assign classes based on your preferences but we will have strict limits and it therefore may be necessary to ask some to take alternative classes for now. I appreciate this isn't ideal but we will only be able to sign up 16 attendees to any class at the moment.

Thank you once again for your support for Bluewave. I hope to see many of you/your children back training in the dojang!

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We are back!!

We have now completed a full week of our 10 classes and it has been great to be back training together in the dojang. Everyone has come back with enthusiasm, trained hard and followed the COVID-19 guidelines brilliantly. It has been a pleasure to see just how well even our youngest members have coped with the new guidelines and shown they can train hard and still keep to social distancing and safety procedures  

We have however, had a small number of issues with parents not social distancing so please can we remind everyone to follow the guidelines when dropping off and collecting juniors. As we have all seen from the news over the last few days we are still running on the edge so let's ensure we keep to the guidelines and help beat COVID-19.

Almost all classes are now full, but we do have some spaces in the Friday KickStar Class and the Sunday Family Class. We are now running waiting lists for several classes, so we will monitor attendance carefully and add places as soon as we can. As we have people waiting for classes please do let us know if you are going to be away or won't need your place in a particular class so we can reuse it. We will run with the current schedule for a couple of weeks and then review with the aim to add extra capacity where we can. Please also remember we are continuing for now to stream all classes on Zoom, so extra training available online!

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Return to Physical Training

Following the recent government announcement, we are delighted to be able to let everyone know that we will be restarting physical classes from Sunday 26th July.  Once we reopen, we will have a new schedule for classes and all classess will be available as both a physical class and streamed on Zoom.

We will initially have to operate strict guidelines, in line with those issued by the government and British Taekwondo, to ensure we can provide a COVID-19 safe environment for all our members and instructors.  This does mean that there will be some significant changes to how we work.  These guidelines are documented In our Return to Training Framework/COVID-19 Implementation Plan.

We will also be running a club meeting over Zoom to discuss these changes and answer any questions you might have.  The meeting will be on Sunday 19th July at 6.45pm, the link for the meeting is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87317585793?pwd=VXJSTXVsZVViVTFpaVAyOWlIcUJqQT09

Thank you for all your support during the lockdown period and we look forward to being able to start the transition to back to more normal training from the 26th July.

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Upcoming Events

21 Oct
Thursday Junior Class (7-12)
21 Oct 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Junior class open to ages 7-12.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

21 Oct
Thursday Teen & Adult Class (12+)
21 Oct 2021 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

General Teen and Adult class open to ages 12+.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

21 Oct

Stretching and flexibility training, no Taekwondo specific elements so suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

22 Oct
Friday KickStars Class (4-6)
22 Oct 2021 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

KickStars class for ages 4-6.  Fun mix of multiskills and basic Taekwondo.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

22 Oct
Friday Junior Class (7-12)
22 Oct 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Junior class open to ages 7-12.  Suitable for all levels of experience including new beginners.

Please be aware that currently all classes need to be booked to ensure that we can maintain our COVID-19 guidelines with a maximum of 18 in each class.

Site last updated:  11th October 2021 -  KickStars Grading Results.


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