BTC Championship Success

West Mids TKD

It was a proud day for Taekwondo across the region on Sunday 22nd October when the British Taekwondo Council (BTC) hosted their national taekwondo tournament. 750 members of affiliated organisations gathered to compete in a variety of events to prove their skill in their art.

Among them then local instructors from the area gathered their teams together to vie for the coveted medals pulling together as one unit to represent their organisation – the Taekwondo Association of Great Britain (TAGB) and their local areas. Here in the midlands the Wyre Forest, West Midlands, Bromsgrove and Stourbridge groups joined forces to compete in team events and win a very impressive total medal haul of 24 medals, 6 gold, 11 silver and 7 bronze.

The teams Gold medallists of the day were Charlie Collyer who narrowly missed out on medals in his 2 previous events but fought hard to make sure he didn’t go away empty handed by winning the Team Sparring; Amelia Myers, fresh back from an outstanding performance at the Scottish Nation Championships also won her Team Sparring event and took a silver medal for her collection in individual sparring; Jessica Giles, Danka Chorowstowska and Laura North competed in the Team Pattern event together and were the easy winners of the division, and Bewdley & Hagley Instructor Katie Billingham won the team’s 6th Gold medal of the day in Individual Patterns.

Silver Medals were won by Alex Kennedy in both Individual Sparring and in Team Sparring, where he partnered his former opponents Matt Bryant and Arran Campbell to fight together and win more medals for the team. In his first competition in over a decade, Matt Bryant did well in all his events, bringing home Bronze in Individual Sparring and Bronze in Individual Patterns giving him a trio of medals for his new collection. Seasoned competitor Arran Campbell was also happy in his individual sparring event to take bronze.

Mother and daughter taekwondo duo Helen and Jessica Giles both collected silver medals for their Individual Patterns performance. Bewdley’s Assistant Instructor Chris Rayment-Bishop joined forces with his team from across the country to perform a world class standard team pattern in the Black Belt division. In a play off for the gold they narrowly missed out on reclaiming the title but were very proud to beat tough competition for the silver medal.

Molly Ashen had her tournament debut after doing so well in her first Taekwondo grading recently. She wowed the judges and was presented with a silver medal for her efforts. Also in their first competition were sisters Mya, Roma and Bella Garcha, the groups youngest competitors. Oldest sister Mya won Silver in Individual Sparring, and Bella a bronze in the smaller height division of the same event. Roma fought very bravely and only just missed out on a medal herself.

Congratulations to super dad Alex Sobainsky who fought hard to take bronze in the Mens Black Belt Sparring event; to ‘Katie’s Angels’ the sparring team consisting of Jessica Giles, Danka Chorowstowska and Laura North who came 3rd in their second event as a team on the day. Danka also won Silver in her Individual Patterns giving her a third win of the day.

The scoring was tough, and the competition was high. Credit and recognition goes to those who worked hard, tried their best, but took just the lessons and not the medals this time. Well done to Ylva Althoff, Robyn Middup-Jones, Arti Shah, Rhianna Sobainsky, Tom and Charlie Smith, Craig Mason, Finlay Evans, Natasha Weston, and Molly-Mae and Emeliana Clarke.

Helping run the tournament were the local Instructors Vince Farquharson, Paul Chesterton, and Terry Davis who worked in an official capacity running the areas. The team was supported on the floor by coaches Georgia Elwell, Arti Shah, Rhianna Sobainsky who’s efforts were invaluable to the team on the day.

Instructor Katie Billingham said “It was such a hard competition. Scoring was very tough, our opponents were very well prepared, so we feel honoured to have come away with so many medals.”

Area Senior Instructor Vince Farquharson said “The team spirit from our group of schools was inspiring and empowering. It was an extremely proud day for all instructors.”

There’s no resting for the diligent students now as the regions clubs now prepare for the North Midlands Championship, Coloured belt and Black belt gradings over the next few months. For more information please contact Vince Farquharson on 07375 119483.

Total Group Medals

Gold 6

Silver 11

Bronze 7

September 2019 Colour Belt Grading

West Mids TKD

Its that time of year again – September 2019 Colour Belt Grading is here!

Grading Examiner: Grand Master Paul Donnelly (9th Degree Black Belt)

Grading Venue: Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, B69 1HE

Start Time: 12:30 – please arrive from 12:00 and start warming up / practicing in the warm up room provided.

 

Speak to your instructor to ensure you are eligible to grade. Remember it is 3 months between gradings 10th kup – 5th kup and 6 months between gradings for 4th kups and above.

 

Pre Black Belt Sessions – October 2019

West Mids TKD

AREA BLACK BELT GRADING PRE-TRAININGSESSIONS

OCTOBER 18th/19 th /20th 2019
BLACK BELT GRADING
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:
ALL BLACK BELTS AND 1 st & 2 nd KUP STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT GRADING MUST ATTEND ONE TRAINING SESSION EACH 6 MONTHS.
A FEE WILL BE PAYABLE ON THE DAY FOR THESE TRAINING SESSIONS.
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.

Below are the details for Pre Black Belts for Central South Area –  West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do students who need to attend should come along to these dates unless previously discussed with your instructor.

GM Paul Donnelly
Tel: 07836 619233
Email: donnellypaul@btinternet.com

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

All sessions to be held at:
THE PORTWAY
LEISURE CENTRE,
NEWBURY LANE
OLDBURY
B69 1HE

1st Session – Sunday 8th September 2019
1 st and 2 nd Kups 9.30am
All Black belts 10.45am

2nd Session – Sunday 15 th September 2019
1 st and 2 nd Kups 9.30am
All Black belts 10.45am

3rd Session – Sunday 29 th September 2019
1 st and 2 nd Kups 9.30am
All Black belts 10.45am
Including all-star gradings 12pm

English Championships 2019 – the squad keeps growing

West Mids TKD

The first NATIONAL competition of 2019 is here! And West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do sent off their BIGGEST squad EVER!

West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do sent off 19 competitors from 4 different clubs to compete in patterns, sparring, destruction and power strike tests.

National TAGB competitions see over 1000 competitors in the range of divisions with the TAGB England, Welsh and Scottish squad also taking part. West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do coach, Dan Oldman from the Dudley Club said “national competitions become harder every year, and our squad today have done fantastic work, winning medals and learning plenty of new skills. It might be cliché; however, it is not just about winning, taking part is important. Entering competitions gives you many new skills and pits you against the best in the country aiding our student’s development. I am especially impressed with the range of students we had enter today, everyone is playing a part and it is amazing to see.”

Dudley TAGB Entries
• Warren Didlock – entered black belt hand destruction
• Toré Lamont – entered red belt patterns and red belt light weight sparring
• Daniel Oldman – entered black belt heavy weight patterns and achieved silver in black belt tag team
• Amelia Myers – achieved silver in girls’ yellow belt light weight sparring

Willenhall and Bilston TAGB Entries
• Georgina Walters – entered black belt hand destruction
• Jake Walters – entered black belt boys’ patterns
• Ben Moore – entered black belt boys’ patterns and achieved bronze in the Todd Wurr power strike test
• Jon Moore – entered black belt hand destruction and achieved gold in the Todd Wurr power strike test
• Georgina Moore – entered ladies red belt patterns and achieved bronze in the Todd Wurr power strike test
• Jade Winstone – entered cadets red belt light weight sparring
• Jordan Winstone – entered mens’ red belt light weight sparring
• Stuart Stanway – entered executive mens’ black belt heavy weight sparring

Tipton and Bloxwich TAGB Entries
• Jenna Bailey – achieved bronze in girls’ yellow belt tiny tot sparring
• Jaidev Patel – entered sparring categories
• Daryn Ahmed – entered sparring categories
• Nadia Ahmed – entered sparring categories
• Arran Campbell – achieved bronze in mens’ red belt welter weight sparring

West Bromwich TAGB Entries
• Emilie Bedenham – entered girls’ red belt lightweight sparring
• Gracie Bedenham – entered girls’ red belt pee wee sparring

Coaches / Officials
• World Master Vince Farquharson – Senior Instructor of West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do & International TAGB referee
• Daniel Oldman – West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do Coach
• Georgia Elwell – West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do Coach & National referee
• Craig Mason – Welfare Officer
• Louise Didlock – Welfare Officer

All West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do instructors and coaches want to say a big well done to all students who entered. Our squad is only getting stronger and we cannot wait until the next competition!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NHS Derbyshire Features Service

Success for West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do Squad at 2019’s first competition

West Mids TKD

The opening of 2019 has seen a new West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do squad being formed, and preparations certainly paid off this weekend at the first competition of the year.

The TAGB Midlands Championship hosted in Kettering on Sunday 3rd February saw some of the best fighters around the Midlands region, with some squad members travelling from across the country to compete in the first event of the year.

Yesterday on Sunday 3rd February 2019, West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do students entered the Midlands championships with a very successful outcome! Over 500 competitors entered this regional event to achieve Midlands Champion 2019 in patterns, sparring, team patterns, team sparring and destruction.

Senior instructor World Master Vince Farquharson said; “This year we have decided to dedicate more time to put a West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do competition squad together as well as preparing for gradings and confidence growth. It was wonderful to see the amount of support at this competition, for some being their first ever competition. I am very proud of each and every one of West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do students for entering, we are only getting bigger and stronger – West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do is and forever will be a force to be reckoned with.”

The results are as following;
• Arran Campbell from Tipton and Bloxwich Club achieved Bronze in Red Belt Welter Weight sparring.
• Toré Lamont from the Dudley Club achieved Bronze is Red Belt Light Weight sparring.
• Gracie Bedenham from the West Bromwich Club achieved Bronze in the Red Belt Pee Wee Tag Team sparring.
• Daniel Oldman achieved Bronze in Heavy Weight Black Belt Mens Tag Team sparring. Dan also went on to be the only person to break boards with a hand technique, despite not officially entering. Unfortunately, due to this Dan could not collect a medal, but it was still a proud moment for him.

World Master Vince Farquharson, senior instructor of West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do and local instructor at Dudley and Kidderminster clubs would also like to add an additional mention to Dudley TAGB member Amelia Myers who competed in her first ever competition. Even though not officially winning a medal, Amelia showed great confidence and technique to be able to take the first step in her competition journey. Amelia also showed great integrity and courtesy to her follow competitors and we could not be prouder of the youngster.

Competing is always so hard to do and entering is just as much as achievement as winning a medal. Entering is always the first step, with our students being able to do this makes each instructor at West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do unbelievably proud! The first competition of the year was a huge success for West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do, here’s to the next one!

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

AREA BLACK BELT GRADING PRE-TRAINING SESSIONS

APRIL 12th/13th/14th 2019

BLACK BELT GRADING

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:

ALL BLACK BELTS AND 1st & 2nd KUP STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT GRADING MUST ATTEND ONE TRAINING SESSION EACH 6 MONTHS.

A FEE WILL BE PAYABLE ON THE DAY FOR THESE TRAINING SESSIONS.

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. 

TAGB COUNCIL

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

Bradford

BD5 0JE

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

Liverpool

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

Sheffield

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:

THE PORTWAY

LEISURE CENTRE,

NEWBURY LANE

OLDBURY

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

                                   

Scotland

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

don.atkins@tagb.biz

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

BLACK/RED BELTS WHO ARE NOT GRADING AND WISH TO GET THEIR BOOKS & CARDS STAMPED CAN DO SO AT THE FIRST OR THIRD SESSION ONLY.

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


Wales

World Master Gianni Peros

Tel: 07866 491984

All Sessions to be held at:

Tae Kwon Do Centre

194b Cowbridge Road East

Cardiff

CF5 1GW

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

Bracknell

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

Bracknell

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

Redfield

Bristol

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

r.minott@nmtkd.org.uk

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

Belper

Derby

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

Belper

Derby

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

Derby

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

SEND APPLICATIONS TO:-

TAGB Admin (CN Black Belt Applications)

PO Box 16641

Tamworth

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.

SATURDAY   9th MARCH

11:00am to 12:00pm – All RED belts

12:00pm to   1:00pm – All BLACK belts

SATURDAY 30th MARCH

11:00am to 12:00pm – All RED belts

12:00pm to   1:00pm – All BLACK belts

SATURDAY 6th APRIL

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.
ALL ENTRIES TO YOUR INSTRUCTOR BY 17/01/2019!
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

NO VIDEO CAMERAS PERMITTED ON THE AREA’S.
NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED ON THE AREAS.

 

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

ALL ENTRIES TO BE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR BY 03/03/2019!

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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