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Kup Testing Results

After the testing on 17th and 18th June, we would very much like to announce the following promotions…..

James Troughton Alton Promoted to 2nd kup
Taran Sangha Alton Promoted to 2nd kup
James Myers Guildford Promoted to 4th kup
Oliver Arkell Alton Promoted to 4th kup
Cerys Janaway Alton Promoted to 4th kup
Louis Wood Alton Promoted to 4th kup
Christian Mirandah Aldershot Promoted to 4th kup
Hillary Boxall Alton Promoted to 5th kup
Harry Hudson Alton Promoted to 5th kup
Barney Zengo Aldershot Promoted to 5th kup
Sonny Wood Alton Promoted to 5th kup
Henry Evans Fleet Promoted to 5th kup
Oliver Adams. Fleet Promoted to 5th kup
Joshua Costelo Aldershot Promoted to 6th kup
Jasmine Costelo Aldershot Promoted to 6th kup
Ryan Hilliar Aldershot Promoted to 6th kup
Michael Weston Aldershot Promoted to 6th kup
Garry Churcher Alton Promoted to 6th kup
Oliver Scobie Alton Promoted to 6th kup
James Lewis Alton Promoted to 6th kup
Richard Warren Alton Promoted to 6th kup
Henry Driver Alton Promoted to 6th kup
Harry Hayward Alton Promoted to 6th kup
Finn James Alton Promoted to 7th kup
Iain Miller Cook Aldershot Promoted to 7th kup
Simon Grainger Aldershot Promoted to 7th kup
Michael Champion Alton Promoted to 7th kup
Joshua Holloway Guildford Promoted to 7th kup
Stuart Auchterlonie Aldershot Promoted to 8th kup
Harley Russell Alton Promoted to 8th kup
Theo Sendall Alton Promoted to 8th kup
Claire Richards Aldershot Promoted to 9th kup

 

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UKTA English Open 2017

The UKTA English Open Championships, 19th March was only a week before our own Championships, so we didn’t have many people entering this time around. But for the few people that did attend it was a successful day, with some of the medal winners and competitors shown here.

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Ryan

 

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Bytomic Open

We’ve never entered any Bytomic competitions before so on the 5th March LEARN TKD sent three of it’s students along to this event to “test the water”. It was a most enjoyable competition, with an obvious emphasis on getting children on the mat and having an enjoyable experience. Officials and competitors were very friendly and welcoming of any “outsiders”, and our students did really well and came home with plenty of medals.

In the respective categories, Oliver Adams, achieved Gold in the Patterns and Gold in the Sparring. Cerys Janaway won Silver in the Patterns, Gold in the Sparring and Gold in the Team Sparring. James Troughton managed a well earned Gold in the Patterns and Silver in the Sparring.

 

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2016 Student of the year awards

Congratulations to all recipients of our “Student of the Year” and “Most Improved Student” awards. They were as follows…

Fleet Juniors – Lewis Rowley (SOTY) Humza Ahmed (MIS)
Aldershot – Stuart Longdon (SOTY) Josh Ordonez (MIS)
Guildford – James Myers (SOTY) Andrew Saywer and Orla Ralph (MIS)
Alton Juniors – Louis Wood (SOTY) Aaron Lomas (MIS)
Church Crookham Juniors – Emily Culyer (SOTY) Michael Shapkin (MIS)

Well done to all those concerned, some very difficult decisions trying to pick the winners this year.

Belts

Kup Grade testing – 4th December 2016

LEARN TKD are pleased to announce the following promotions, after the testing on Sunday 4th December.

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

RESULT

Reuben

Gilbert

4th kup

Aaron

Raguro

4th kup

James

Myers

5th kup

Melanie

Lusted

5th kup

Christian

Mirandah

5th kup

Tyler

Edwards Jupe

5th kup

Gabriel

Pulanco

5th kup

Ansa

Sunil

5th kup

Oliver

Arkell

5th kup

Cerys

Janaway

5th kup

Louis

Ella

Wood

Barker

5th kup

5th kup

Harry

Hudson

6th kup

Henry

Evans

6th kup

Oliver

Adams

6th kup

Max

Sellen

6th kup

Owen

Sellen

6th kup

Barny

Zengo

6th kup

Sonny

Wood

6th kup

Emmanual

Mirandah

6th kup

Theresa

Mirandah

6th kup

Callum

Churcher

6th kup

Ryan

Hilliar

7th kup

Kelly

Scott

7th kup

Sami

Miraoui

7th kup

Oliver

Scobie

7th kup

Harry

Hayward

7th kup

Sebastian

Clayton

7th kup

Emily

Culyer

7th kup

Sam

Peacock

7th kup

James

Lewis

7th kup

Garry

Churcher

7th kup

Jasmine

Costelo

7th kup

Joshua

Costelo

7th kup

Lucy

Henry

Smith

Driver

7th kup

7th kup

Leila

Miraoui

8th kup

Kiera

Miraoui

8th kup

Graham

Davison

8th kup

Iain

Miller Cook

8th kup

Simon

Grainger

8th kup

Rachel

Scott

8th kup

Gary

Brett

9th kup

Thomas

Edward

9th kup

Dario

Stuart

Wesemeyer

Auchterlonie

9th kup

9th kup

Belts

Kup Testing 26th November 2016 – Results

LEARN TKD are pleased to announce the follow kup grade promotions…

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

RESULT

Alarnie

Yeomans

1st Kup

Francis

Groves

1st Kup

Sam

Dauncey

2nd Kup

Jack

Gunning

2nd Kup

Lucas

Pedersen

2nd Kup

James

Troughton

3rd Kup

Josh

Ordonez

3rd Kup

Taran

Sanhga

3rd Kup

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Black Belt Test results

LEARN TKD Taekwon-Do are delighted to announce the promotion of Laura Fox Longdon to 4th degree, Stuart Fox Longdon to 3rd degree, Gavin Heffernan to 1st degree and Helen Ray to 1st degree. All four students completed a comprehensive 9 hour testing under the watchful eye of Vison Taekwon-Do Association examiners, Master Ken Chesterman, 7th degree, Mr Tim Dunn, 5th degree and Mr Steve Arroyo, 4th degree.

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Stuart Fox Longdon, Helen Ray and Laura Fox Longdon (above)

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Instructor Paul Adams with newly promoted black belt, Gavin Heffernan (above)

 

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Vision Taekwon-Do Association AGM

The Vision Taekwon-Do Association AGM concluded on 20th November in Tonbridge, Kent, with the acceptance of the new board. A couple of people stepping down with new positions voted in. The new board for the next 3 years are…

Mr Philip Lear, 6th degree – Chairman

Mr Paul Adams, 5th degree – Secretary

Mr Tim Dunn, 5th degree – Tournament Director

Mr Luke Thompson, 5th degree – Technical Director

Mr Ian Kelly, 3rd degree – Treasurer

The board will work together continuing to increase the profile and development of the Vision Taekwon-Do Association (VTA). Provisional dates for testings, competitions and seminars etc were drafted and will be emailed to the VTA membership very soon.

Italian Open Team

Italian Open Milan 2016

On the weekend of the 11th and 12th November, 11 members of Vision Taekwon-Do traveled to Milan to compete at the Italian Open Taekwon-Do Championships.  A popular competition with the European community. Instructors Mr Phillip Lear and Paul Adams accompanied the team as coaches, along with Mr Steven Bourne who would assist with umpiring duties.
As always, with around a dozen countries in attendance, its a great chance to catch up with friends within the international Taekwon-Do community. But of course, the main purpose of the visit was to compete, and with many former and current World and European champions in attendance it was going to be a tough days competition.
The Vision Team had a good day on the mats with the final results as follows…
Oliver Adams – Gold Sparring, Bronze Pattern.
Cian Hosking – Gold Sparring, Silver Pattern.
James Troughton – Gold Sparring, Bronze Pattern.
Mitch Saunders – Gold Sparring.
Laura Fox-Longdon – Silver Pattern, Silver Sparring.
Other competitors who performed very well, many in their first international competition were Alfie Tatner, James Myers, Leon Elliott, Holly Austen, Joshua Connolly, Steven Pulanco.
Many thanks to the parents of the junior competitors for giving their children the opportunity to compete and for their support during the event.

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Pictured above – James Troughton on his way to GOLD in the sparring

 
The various schools involved with Vision Taekwon-Do will now concentrate on the final tests of the year, commencing with the black belt testing on the 19th November, with further tests for the coloured belts on the 26th November and the 4th and 10th December.

Colin

British Army Taekwon-Do success

On Saturday 22nd October, our student Colin Faires took part in the Army Martial Arts Association 2016 Winter Competition. With his Wife, Lorraine and daughter Annabelle both tagging along for support, he managed to come away with: Bronze in ITF Patterns, Silver in Colour Belt v Black Belt Exhibition Sparring, Gold in Colour Belt Lightweight Sparring, Inter-Corps Competition Discipline Winner (ITF) and to top it off I was awarded the Meijin Shield (Fighting Spirit of the Day). Sounds like a pretty successful day to us! Well done Colin.