ITF England recently confirmed that LEARN TKD Instructor Mr Adams has decided to step down from his coaching role for 2017 so as to concentrate more time with his family. The teams head coach said “it has been an absolute pleasure to have Mr Adams as part of the coaching staff and he has been instrumental in much of the success we have had in the last 4 years. Thank you Mr Adams for your hard work and your time”. Mr Adams would like to wish everyone the best of luck with the National Team selections in November and hopes to catch up with everyone at some point and possibly returning to the squad some time in the future.
The end of term Test Day for the 3 to 6 years and 6 to 11 years had a slightly different feel to it in July. A problem on the day meant no venue!! But no need to panic, with well over 130 children and their parents on their way, Mr Adams and his team calmly transferred operations to the park outside the original venue, the grey skies turned to blue, the sun came out, and with a quick run to the local supermarket for several bottles of sun cream, it was full steam ahead.
As is now customary, demonstrations are now performed for the younger students to give them an understand of what they can aspire to as they grow older. This term for the 3 to 6 years tests, children from previously 3 to 6 years classes were invited to come along and perform demonstrations for the younger children. Thank you to Reuben Gilbert, Carys Janaway, Henry Evans and Oliver Adams, for performing Patterns, Sparring and Flying Side Kick displays for the youngest students.
As an appreciation for the help the demo team were all presented with LEARN TKD Demo Team T-Shirts and medals for their competitive sparring.
Despite the problems with the venue, the day ran on schedule. It was great to see all the junior white belts performing LEARN TKD’s unique tag grade syllabus, with some completing the program this term and receiving their yellow belts.
With additional demo’s performed by the black belts for the 6 to 11 year olds, the junior “Pump Side Kick” competition and the test day award for the best person on the day, it was another successful day for all involved.
A very busy weekend, as quite a few people for up early again the following for the Vision Taekwon-Do Association Championships (second leg) in Redhill.