Championships Dobok Tae Kwon Do

University Of Wales Cyn Coed Road CardiffCF23 6XD

Sunday 19th May 2019

ALL Competitors to arrive by 9.00 A.M.

There are now divisions for everyone:

JUNIORS Coloured Belts Up to & including 15 years old.

Black Belts Up to & including 14 years old.

CADETS (Black Belts Only) 15 years up to & including 17 years old.

ADULTS Coloured Belts 16 years & over

Black Belts (Female) 18 years to 34years

Black Belts (Male) 18 years to 39 years

EXECUTIVE MALE (Black Belts Only) 40 years & over (sparring only no patterns)

EXECUTIVE FEMALE (Black Belts Only) 35 years & over (sparring only no patterns)

Please use the entry forms at the back of this information pack.

Closing Date:

The closing date for entries and officials will be: Friday 10th May 2019.

All applications received after this date WILL BE RETURNED WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.


Officials must be Black Belts who have attended at least part 1 of the TAGB umpires course.

Officials must wear the official t-shirt with smart grey or black trousers and sports shoes. NOT SHIRT & TAGB TIE. Officials t-shirts can be obtained from Mr. Donnelly, before the event.

All officials MUST register BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT by entering their name and qualification on the officials form at the rear of this pack. This form MUST then be submitted to the TAGB along with your competition entries.

Failure to pre-register will mean that no meal has been provided for you.



All competitors may only wear standard white TAGB doboks, the most recent national doboks or TAGB Tiger Dobok. (No club doboks)

All sparring competitors may wear forearm protectors in addition to their regulation TAGB sparring equipment.


Competitor £15.00 per event (i.e. 3 events £45.00) Spectator £10.00

Tag Team: £15.00 per 3 person team. To be paid & entered on the day.


Yours in Tae Kwon-Do

TAGB Council

Are you Hungry or just Bored? – The Hunger Scale

West Mids TKD

The biggest problem we all have when training our bodies to become healthier and when we are dieting is the sudden urge to snack in between meals. As we have all found out, snacking is often bought on by boredom, not so much hunger. West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do’s aim in 2019 is to help provide total fitness to all, including support with nutritional goals, emotional and motivational support as well as general physical fitness. Today we are discussing the Hunger Scale and how it can be used to balance meals.

We have all been there haven’t we? Sat on the sofa, watching TV having a chilled Sunday and before we know it 2 packets of crisps, a block of cheese, a cup of tea and 3 packs of biscuits have disappeared. Hunger is a natural sensation – but how do you differentiate hunger to general boredom? The hunger scale.

The Hunger Scale:

1 Beyond Hungry: You may have a headache and experience dizziness and lack of concentration. Your body feels out of energy and you need to lie down.
2 You feel irritable and cranky, with little energy. You may also feel a little nauseous.
3 Your stomach feels empty and the urge to eat is strong.
4 You start to think about food. Your body is giving you the signal you may want to eat.
5 Your body has had enough food to keep going as it is physically and psychologically just starting to feel satisfied.
6 You are fully satisfied and full up.
7 You are past the point of satisfaction, yet you can still find room for a little more. Your body might say no but your mind still wants to eat the food. You just want a few more bites.
8 Your stomach is really starting to ache. You probably know you shouldn’t have had those few bites, but it tastes so good.
9 You now feel uncomfortable, heavy, tired and bloated.
10 You are beyond full – what we like to call THE CHRISTMAS DAY FEELING! You are physically miserable from the amount of food and are unable to move – you are now in a food coma.


Yep, we have all been in that miserable food coma stage – which isn’t bad for special occasions – however not something we should be experiencing on a weekly (or even monthly) basis. The food coma should not be wasted on the cheeky Saturday night Chinese.

The hunger scale is great for those people who can’t control when they should or should not be eating. This doesn’t mean you have to be overweight though, many individuals who are considered “healthy” often over indulge on unhealthy foods and by using this scale everyone can stop eating in time to feel satisfied and full.


Using the scale for Weight Loss:

This scale distinguishes the body’s physical needs of hunger in comparison to the body craving food to satisfy emotions such as boredom, depression and anxiety. By using this scale for weight loss, you would be looking at eating comfortably between the numbers 3 and 6 consistently – finishing eating when your body is full and satisfied, not when your plate is empty.

That’s one of the worst habits we teach from a young age. “You can have desert if you finish your plate”. This old-fashioned way needs to change. Tell your kids, and tell yourself “finish when you’re full.”  Some people look at this as wasting food, however given a bit of time your eating and cooking habits will change to represent this, and smaller portions can be given at mealtimes.

As well as this, comparing the hunger scale with a food diary will enable you to understand fully your eating habits and emotional controls. By making a note in your food diary of how you felt when you ate can be a powerful reflection of influences of your eating.


What should I do if I get REALLY hungry?

The aim of the hunger scale is to follow 3 simple steps in order to control and maintain sensible eating:

Step 1) If you are feeling Level 1 or 2 hunger start by eating a little bit of something such as a cracker or piece of fruit to reach Level 3 on the scale.

Step 2) Wait 10-15 minuets and see how your hunger feels now.

Step 3) If you’d rate your hunger a Level 3, then eat your planned meal. Eat as normal until you reach Level 5-6 on the scale. The stop eating.

It tends to happen that we drop to Level 1 or 2 quite often when you ignore the hunger signs or skip meals – this may be due to you having an overly busy day. However, when you reach Level 1 or 2 this is where the body has the urge to “eat absolutely everything now” – this is where the control and simple steps help. By stopping eating at a Level 5 – 6 shows how we can keep our body maintained in homeostasis and constant control.


Changing you habits:

Before you eat: Close your eyes and focus on your stomach. Set aside any thoughts about food or when you last ate – give yourself a number. Your body should naturally feel hungry (Level 3 Hunger) every 3 – 5 hours after a meal. The most important tip here is don’t lie to yourself, this information doesn’t need to force you into a diet – this is just information, if you’re going to try to change your habits, then try – you’re only cheating yourself.
If you want to eat or feel hunger for any other reason than your stomach this may be eating for an emotional reason or out of habit – try to find an alternative way to comfort yourself rather than eating.

During a meal: Eat slowly, allow yourself to see how full you are getting. Listen to the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry (check back to the hunger scale as appropriate). Look out for these signs and try not to get to the point of feeling “stuffed”. Stopping halfway through a meal to check your fullness is a good way to make sure you don’t overeat.

Finishing a meal: Stop eating when you are around 5 or 6 on The Hunger Scale, even if that means leaving food on your plate. Stopping at a higher number or convincing yourself that you need to leave a completely clear plate means you have probably taken in more food than your body needs.

Through research we have found there is no point in dieting if the habits have not been changed, following this simple chart will ensure a change of habit.

The easy and simple way to a healthier you! The first step! No more food comas, no more boredom snacking – healthy meals to maintain a healthy lifestyle.






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Area Black Belt Grading Pre-Training Sessions April 12th/13th/14th 2019

Dobok Gradings Tae Kwon Do West Midlands Tae Kwon Do West Mids TKD


APRIL 12th/13th/14th 2019


Any student who wishes to attend a training session in a different area must apply (via their Instructor) to the relevant Area Co-Ordinator of the area they wish to attend.

Please note:



Please refer to your Black Belt grading pack for information regarding handing in Black Belt grading forms and payment.

Only TAGB sparring equipment and white doboks are to be worn at these sessions. 


North of England

GM Kenny Walton

Tel: 07973 883971

All forms & payment are to be handed in on, or before, the first session.

Times stated are session start times. Doors open 30 minutes before the start times.

Please ensure you arrive early enough to get your licence stamped and to warm up.

1st Session – Saturday 16th March 2019  (NEW VENUE)

Trinity Green Campus ports Centre (Access to the centre via Trinity Road only)

Trinity Road



1st and 2nd Kups 9.30am – 11.30am.

All Black belts          10.30am – 12.30pm

2nd Session – Sunday 31st March 2019

Arch Bishop Beck Catholic Sports College (Entrance to hall via rear car park entrance)

55 Long Lane


L9 7BF

1st and 2nd Kups 9.30am – 11.30am

All Black belts          10.30am – 12.30pm

3rd Session  – Sunday 7th April 2019

Forge Valley School

Wood Lane


S6 5HG

1st and 2nd Kups 1.30am – 3.30pm

All Black belts             2.30pm ­­-  4.30pm

The early start times are for 1st and 2nd kups and the overlap time for Black belts.  Please be early to sign in.

Central England South

GM Paul Donnelly

Tel: 07836 619233

All forms & payment are to be handed in on the first session.

All sessions to be held at:





B69 1HE

1st Session – Sunday 10th March 2019

1st and 2nd Kups                  11.30am – 12.45pm

All Black belts                     12.45pm – 2pm


2nd Session – Sunday 17th  March 2019  

1st and 2nd Kups                 11.30am – 12.45pm

All Black belts                    12.45pm – 2pm


3rd Session – Sunday 31st March 2019

1st and 2nd Kups                 9.30am – 10.45am

All Black belts                 10.45pm – 12.30pm

including all star gradings



GM Paul Donnelly

Tel: 07836 619233


1st Session – Sunday 10th March 2019


2nd Session – Saturday 16th March 2019 


3rd Session – Saturday 30th March 2019

Please contact GM Donnelly for Timings & Venues for training in Scotland


South Midlands 

GM Don Atkins

Tel: 01926 772246


All Forms & payment to be in at the first session or on Sunday 10th of March at the BB patterns course.

All sessions to be held at:

The Sports Hall

Stratford upon Avon School

Alcester Road

CV37 9DH


BB Patterns course –  Sunday 10th March 2019

1st Dans 10am – 12pm

2nd Dans & Above 12pm – 2pm

1st Session – Sunday 17th March 2019

1st and 2nd Kups         10am – 11am 

All Black belts         11am – 12pm

2nd Session – Saturday 30th March 2019

All Grades                   2pm – 4pm (Pre-Grading inc any Junior star grading)

Only open for students sitting the April grading.

3rd Session – Sunday 7th April 2019

1st and 2nd Kups 10am – 11am

All Black belts 11am – 12pm


World Master Gianni Peros

Tel: 07866 491984

All Sessions to be held at:

Tae Kwon Do Centre

194b Cowbridge Road East



1st Session – Saturday 23rd  March 2019

Red Belts grading   9.30am

Red Belts not grading 10.30am

1st Dans                               11.30am

2nd Dans & above  12.30pm

2nd Session – Saturday 30th March 2019

Red Belts grading   9.30am

Red Belts not grading 10.30am

1st Dans                               11.30am

2nd Dans & above  12.30pm

3rd Session – Saturday 6th April 2019

Red Belts grading   9.30am

Red Belts not grading 10.30am

1st Dans                               11.30am

2nd Dans & above  12.30pm


South East 

GM David Oliver

Tel: 07770 917233

All forms & payment to be handed in on the first training session

1st Session – Saturday 2nd March 2019             

Garth Hill College

Bull Lane


RG42 2LN

1st and 2nd Kups  11.00am 

All Black belts 12.00pm      

2nd Session – Saturday 9th March 2019                 

Burgess Hill Leisure Centre

Triangle Way

Burgess Hill

RH15 8WA

1st and 2nd Kups  12.00pm

All Black belts   1.00pm

3rd Session – Saturday 16th March 2019                            

Garth Hill College

Bull Lane


RG42 2LN


1st and 2nd Kups  11.00am   

All Black belts 12.00pm


South West

GM Michael Dew

Email: academy@tagbtaekwondo.com

1st Session (Pre-grading)- Sunday 17th March 2019                

Bristol Academy

163A Church Road



BS5 9LA 

1st Kups    10.00am

Junior Star 12.00pm

All Black belts     1.00pm

2nd Session-Sunday 31st March 2019                     

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre

Weston super Mare

BS22 8LY

All Black Belts 10.00am

1st Kups 11.45am         

3rd Session – Saturday 6th April 2019                     

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre

Weston super Mare

BS22 8LY

All Black Belts 10.00am

1st Kups 11.45am 

North Midlands

World Master Ralph Minott

Tel: 07979 650116


Map and directions to venues can be found on: www.nmtkd.org.uk

1st Session (Pre-grading) – (Star grading) Sunday 10th March 2019

Belper Sports Centre

John O` Gaunts Way



DE56 0DA

Star Graders 12.15pm

Black belts 1.15pm

1st Kups 2.15pm

Only open for students who are sitting the April grading

2nd Session Sunday 31st March 2019        

Belper Sports Centre

John O` Gaunts Way



DE56 0DA

1pm – 3pm

Only open for students who are sitting the April grading

3rd Session Sunday 7th April 2019

Derby Arena

Royal Way

Pride Parkway


DE24 8JB

1pm – 3pm

All belts who are sitting the April grading                       

2.30pm – 4pm

Red Belts & Black belts not grading (Catch Up stamps)     


Central England North

GM Ron Sergiew

Tel: 07894 035265

All sessions to be held at:

Wreake Valley Community College Parkstone Road Syston Leicester LE7 1LY

Map & Directions to the venue can be found at: http://www.wvacademy.org


TAGB Admin (CN Black Belt Applications)

PO Box 16641


Staffs   B77 9NA

A reminder all red belts and red belt black stripes who are not grading must attend a session and get their cards stamped to be eligible for their Black Belt Grading.


11:00am to 12:00pm – All RED belts

12:00pm to   1:00pm – All BLACK belts


11:00am to 12:00pm – All RED belts

12:00pm to   1:00pm – All BLACK belts


11:00am to 12:00pm – All RED belts

12:00pm to   1:00pm – All BLACK belts

T.A.G.B. Midlands and English Championships

Championships Dobok Tae Kwon Do West Midlands Tae Kwon Do West Mids TKD

It’s that time of the year again – the TAGB competitions are starting! Are you ready to become a regional or national champion? Are you ready to perform patterns, compete in sparring or destruction events? Read below about the next TAGB competitions:


TAGB Midlands Championships – 3rd February 2019
Arena Sports, Thruston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB, 9:00am

As this is a regional event there will be NO divisions for cadets or executives! Juniors will be up to and including 15 years of age, Adults will be 16 years old and above.
Any entries later than this WILL NOT be able to participate! All OFFICIALS MUST ENTER THROUGH THEIR INSTRUCTOR BY 17/01/2019 TOO!

Entry Fee: £15 per event (i.e. 3 events = £45)
Spectators Fee: £10 per event



TAGB English Championships – 24th March 2019
University of Worcester, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN


Success for Tipton at local Charity Event

West Mids TKD

Last weekend Tae Kwon-Do students and instructors from Tipton and Bloxwich clubs travelled to Hagley to participate in a
tournament to support Kemp Hospice. Joining martial artists from other locals clubs, the competitors engaged in a range of events to showcase their Tae Kwon-Do skills.

Organised by West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do instructor Katie Billingham (5th Degree Black Belt), the event raised money to support Kemp Hospice.

Tipton and Bloxwich students joined their instructors 3rd Degree Black Belt Craig Mason, and 2nd Degree Black Belt Assistant Instructor George Mason, in a range of competitive events, gaining a number of well-deserved medals in the process. The highest medal of the day for the team was won by nine year old blue belt Aaron Lewis, competing in his first ever event. Alongside a silver medal in sparring, the youngster impressed by beating all his opponents in the World Master Todd Wurr’s tough power competition. Coming away with a gold medal for his weight category, Aaron’s excellent technique allowed him to show off maximum power, despite his slight frame.

Also gaining medals for the Tipton and Bloxwich team:
– Arran Campbell: Bronze in Sparring
– Serena Lewis: Runner Up in Sparring
– Isobelle Edwards: Silver in Sparring. Silver in Patterns

The club instructors also had a rewarding day, with Craig and George Mason both competing in musical patterns for the first time- George achieving a bronze medal in the black belt section, and Craig’s dance moves receiving a special mention in the awards ceremony! Family pride was further at stake in the team patterns events, with instructor Craig joining his son and daughter, George and Hattie Mason to perform a superb Hwa Rang tul, receiving 3rd place in the black belt event. George Mason went on to shine in sparring, gaining a bronze medal, and in the best kick categories, bringing back two unexpected silvers in the standing kick and spinning kick events.

The event was fun and friendly, allowing novice competitors from Tipton and Bloxwich to cut their teeth in a positive atmosphere, and credit is due to the volunteer officials and helpers for encouraging and supporting the competitors in their care. Congratulations to the organisers for a great day in support of such a good cause, and congratulations to the Tipton and Bloxwich students who represented their clubs so successfully.

Roll on the next one!


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Success at the TAGB British Championships!

West Mids TKD

Yesterday on Sunday 4th November 2018, West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do students entered the final national competition of the year, hosted by the TAGB in Birmingham. The 1500 total competitors entered to achieve British Champion 2018 in patters, sparring, team patterns, team sparring, destruction and power strike test!

Among all the amazing competitors and the UK Squad team entering, West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do have walked away with some very impressive medals!

Arran Campbell from the Tipton and Bloxwich Club is now British Champion in Blue Belt Welter Weight Sparring!
Lauren Pope from the Dudley Club achieved 2nd in Patterns & 2nd in Green Belt Heavy Weight Sparring!
Toré Lamont from the Dudley Club achieved 3rd in Red Belt Middle Weight Sparring!
Stuart Stanway from the Bilston and Willenhall Club achieved 3rd in Black Belt Heavy Weight Sparring!

All the West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do instructors were at this event cheering on our competitors and friends accross the UK and witnessed a truly spectacular event and competition to end the year!

We would like to say thank you to the TAGB for hosting the amazing events this year and a huge WELL DONE to all West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do students who have competed all year! We will be continuing our winning streak in 2019!


How Tae Kwon-Do can Support YOU!

West Mids TKD

In this post you will be reading about how Tae Kwon-Do can assist children and adults alike. At West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do we have students from 4 years old to 70+ years old – Tae Kwon-Do does not discriminate!
We support and work within an individuals capabilities while also encouraging them to push through barriers, building confidence and ensuring EVERYONE feels comfortable and happy when training in our clubs.
In the West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do group we have many families (mother, father and child(ren)) competing and participating in our classed, a fun, friendly, family sport!

General Benefits of Tae Kwon-Do:

  • Improved muscle tone and appearance!
  • Improved strength and stamina!
  • Improved confidence!
  • Improved flexibility!
  • Improved agility and reflexes!
  • Improved concentration and self esteem!
  • Improved leadership skills!
  • Greater discipline!



1) Physical Fitness:  Physical fitness is important for many reasons, including weight control and general happiness and well-being. It is proven that being active supports mental health and mood, as well as strengthening muscles and bones for a healthier, happier life!

2) Weight Loss: According to the House of Commons Obesity Statistics published in March 2018, 57% of Women are Overweight / Obese and 66% of Men are Overweight / Obese! Regardless of that, most of us still do not like working out! However, West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do offers a safe, friendly environment for individuals to work out to their own levels while learning a self-defence martial art.

3) Mental Strength: Following the tenets of Tae Kwon-Do, West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do promote indomitable spirit and perseverance while developing discipline during learning. An important aspect of martial arts for adults is feeling, accepting and controlling your emotions. By practicing with West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do you will feel anger, fear, frustration and anxiety (at some point) – however we help you use these emotions in a positive way! This can then be applied in everyday life.

4) Mental Health: Mental Health is being spoken about more in modern society – these are helped by fitness alone, but martial arts adds many benefits. Most adults are goal-oriented and exploring that side of our human nature is important for our happiness.

5) Social Life: Coming to West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do is a great way for adults to make friends and meet new people from all walks of life. Making life long friends is proven in West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do!



1) Discipline: Discipline and routine is fundamental for children from a young age. Discipline is defined in Tae Kwon-Do as “to obey what is right” and in today’s society many children have hard peer pressure to undergo. With the support of West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do, children are less likely to be led-astray through later life. Belts are earned not given! 

2) Physical Fitness: Encouraging children to take part in a physical activity is important in modern society! Martial arts is a great way children can participate in a physical activity, as well as ensuring they are learning life long skills and principles.

3) Confidence: With social media being a huge platform in many children’s lives, West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do embraces individuality. We ensure each child works towards their own goals, without being compared to others. This shows increase of confidence bit by bit.

4) Social Skills: Children go through many changes which are inevitable, changing schools and heading to secondary being one of those. Making friends and socializing becomes hard for children in this way. West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do works with students individually, encouraging group and partner work to develop listening / communication and observation skills.

5) The Ability to Fail: Children do fail when it comes to certain skills, in martial arts whether that is losing in a competition or just getting kicked. West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do create a safe environment which does not promote failure as the end – but the beginning of a new journey!


Some people view martial arts as violent, or think the only achievement is a black belt. West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do is so much more! We enter into national and international competitions, we provide and run successful colour belt grading and we work with every person who walks through our doors. Ensuring needs are met and we support their goals – learning never ends in Tae Kwon-Do!