Following the positive feedback from our online classes for our existing members, we are delighted to announce that we will be running a 6 week online Taekwondo beginners course starting on Sunday 24th May. The classes will run from 4.00-4.30pm over Zoom each Sunday from the 24th May to 28th June.
The course is a chance to try out Taekwondo through our online classes and will be suitable for all ages. It will also be suitable for existing Bluewave members who are white belts or yellow tags. The course will cover Taekwondo basics and the patterns required at the first two grades as well as working on stretching, flexibility and fitness. No previous experienced required.
For the families of existing Bluewave members, the cost will be just £10 per person to cover insurance and 6 months membership with British Taekwondo. For those new to Bluewave, the cost for the 6 weeks will be £20 including the insurance and membership of British Taekwondo.
The last kup grading took place just before the lockdown. It was possible to communicate a few results before we had to close classes but most had to be unfortunately confirmed by email and certificates were posted. New belts will be awarded and celebrated when we can return to normal training.
Well done everyone. The date of the next grading will be confirmed once we have returned to normal training.
The following promotions have been confirmed;
|Yellow Tag / 9th Kup||Green Tag / 7th Kup|
|Rosie Maishman - CREDIT||Aayush Shrestha - CREDIT|
|Ella Leung||Dineth Udahage-Don|
|Oliver Sainsbury||Liz Scorey|
|Jake Leung||Rayn Child|
|Ashley Paduanelli||Nathan Harington|
|Sophie Butler||Martin Gomes|
|Alexander Brewerton||Shabeer Jameela|
|Yellow Belt / 8th Kup||Green Belt / 6th Kup|
|Christopher Fairbrass - DOUBLE||Adheen Shabeer|
|Alice Dorange-Read||Blue Tag / 5th Kup|
|Krystian Tan||Alexander Chiguvare|
|Zaylin Shabeer||Nathan Godfrey|
|Daniel George||Red Belt / 2nd Kup|
|Sushant Shrestha - CREDIT|
We will be resuming physical classes from Sunday 26th July. We will also be streaming all these classes online so we can support all of our members.
We will be publishing more details arround the revised schedule in the next few days and sharing at the club meeting on Sunday 19th July.
We are now running six online classes a week. These classes are open to current Bluewave members. We would also welcome parents and other family members to join in. For insurance purposes non-members can attend one taster class but will then need to register for the Family and Friends Membership that British Taekwondo have put in place to provide support during the COVID-19 lockdown. The cost for this membership is just £10 per person.
Classes schedule is
- Sundays 5.00-5.45pm - Focus is on Beginner to Blue Tag techniques and patterns.
- Sundays 6.00-6.30pm - Stretching and Flexibility.
- Mondays 7.15-8.00pm - Focus is on more senior, Blue Tag+, kup techniques and patterns.
- Fridays 5.00-5.30pm - A KickStars class that will be MultiSkills drills and basics for our younger members.
- Fridays 5.45-6.15pm - Higher energy, footwork and drills.
- Sundays 4.00-4.30pm - Beginners Course
There is also a specific class for our black belt community to help our senior grades continue to train and develop. This class is open to all ages but minimum grade of 1st dan black belt.
- Mondays 8.15-8.45pm – Dan grade poomsae
For these classes you are welcome to train either in your dobok or suitable sports clothing.
Please also remember that we have a set of training videos on the club website. These cover the syllabus from 9th to 1st kup as well as some dan grade videos.
KickStars Grading Results
Orange Stripe Zaid Ahmed
Green Stripe Anna Gomez Da Costa, Dilsah Udahage-DonLohith Thummala, Cyrus Keiff, Filip Piasczny
Blue Stripe Panayiotis Kalavas. Benjamin Di Biase, Kai Adams
Red Stripe George Pyrke, Mykolas Kuodys, Brandon Paduanelli, Carter Mackie
Brown Stripe James Tamilmani
Black Stripe. James Dance, Robert Cooper
Yellow Tag Jegors Vingradous
Thank you to Gerry and Danyal who helped with the class and grading on Friday and Jonathan and Dinesh who helped with the class and grading on Saturday.
We also now have vacancies in both of KickStars classes, Fridays 5.30-6.15pm and Saturdays 9.30-10.30am. So please do let your friends and family know!