Some really good results with the class and a very close decider between James Myers and Paddy. But Paddy manages to clinch it with a five minute plank and gets himself the Plank Champion Trophy. Well done!
LEARN TKD Instructor Paul Adams decided to recycle some of his old trophies and so gave his junior classes a “Plank Challenge”. Winner of the Fleet class was 5th kup, Henry. 5 minutes and 18 seconds! Well done. It was a close call with so many students way over the 3 minute mark. Remarkable stuff.
LEARN TKD’s Alton student, Cian Hosking 1st Dan, won GOLD in his division at the T-UK Taekwon-Do Championships on Sunday 16th July. The event was also being used for the National Team selections for the World Championships in Ireland later this year. So fingers crossed Cian may have landed himself a place with the National squad. Good luck Cian, everyone is hoping you get that spot!!
14 hopeful students attended the first of this years Vision Taekwon-Do Association’s Black Belt testing on Saturday 15th July. A very demanding 9 hour testing for candidates hoping to be promoted to grades ranging from 1st to 3rd Dan black belt. So just enough time for a coffee for the examiners on the panel. Pictured from left to right – Mr Luke Thompson, 5th degree, Master Philip Lear, 7th degree and Mr Paul Adams, 5th degree. Examiner Mr Michael Turner, 4th degree was also in attendance to oversee the testing.
LEARN TKD hopes to release news of newly promoted students very soon.
LEARN TKD Fleet are proud to announce their student Oliver Adams has been awarded the Rushmoor and Hart Primary Schools “Exceptional Sports Person of the Year” 2017 award.
Oliver was nominated by his school for the award, due to his commitment and success with sporting activities at school, but moreso his continual success with his Taekwon-Do. Organisers reminded all of the children nominated and in attendance, that just to be nominated for the awards ceremony was a great achievement, given there are some 9,000 children in the Hart and Rushmoor area. The nominations for Exceptional Sports Person 2017 were announced by Olympic medalist and former World Champion rower Debbie Flood, who eventually announced Oliver as the successful winner and presented him with award. Well done young man everyone is really proud of you.
Another excellent day for LEARN TKD at the London Open Championships on the 9th July.
Fielding a relatively small team of 15 competitors virtually everyone returned home with at least one podium position. Many notable performances including Ryan Potton (Alton) winning his first ever Gold medal in the sparring.
James Troughton (Alton) winning Gold medal in his first competition as a Red belt, in the combined Red and Black Belt sparring division.
Yellow Belt Joshua Costelo (Aldershot) winning Gold in the “flying side kick” event, beating a Black Belt in the final!
Oliver Adams (Fleet) winning Gold in Patterns and Gold in sparring despite being the smallest competitor in his division.
James Myers (Guildford) winning Gold in the Green Belt Patterns.
A selection of winners photos below.