Kirby Stephen Taekwon-do News

Penrith Tae Kwon Do has closed

Unfortunately due to poor attendance I have had no alternative but to close the club in Penrith
It is sad that it has come to this as the club was started in April 2004 but over the last year it has been declining to a point where it is no longer viable.

Alternative training is available at the club in Kirkby Stephen

No Adult Class

Unfortunately there will be no adult class at Kirkby Stephen on Friday 6th December

Children’s class is on as normal from 6pm-7pm

Success at GTUK British Championships

Success at GTUK British Championships

On Saturday 26th October several students from the North West clubs travelled to Coventry in the West Midlands for the UK Individual and Black Belt Team Championships

The day was very good for us as two of the students excelled in their respective competitions

Fraser Nicolson from Penrith won Gold medals in both sparring and patterns.  He has been training since he was 8 years old and has been trying to win both for several competitions.  It is a great achievement for a 12 year old.
Robbie Wells is a member of the Morecambe club, won Gold in sparring, patterns, special technique and a bronze in the team event.  It was amazing to see a 17 year old jump and kick boards at a height of 2.6 metres
Both Robbie and Fraser are members of the GTUK national team and regularly attend squad training to prepare themselves for these events.
Robbie recently won a Gold medal at the UITF world championships in London as well.
Abi Wells (Robbie’s sister) won bronze in sparring and patterns.
Dan Fishwick won bronze in sparring and silver in patterns.
James Wilbye from Kirkby Stephen won bronze in sparring but was unlucky in the patterns

Well done to you all

Sucess at British Championships

The clubs in the Northwest did very well at the GTUK British Championship that was held in Coventry on Saturday 27th October

Dan Fishwick from Morecambe won a Bronze medal in Patterns
Robbie Wells from Morecambe won a Gold medal in Patterns and a Gold medal in sparring and then won a silver medal in the team competition
Kerry Regan from Penrith won a Silver medal in sparring
Ellen Regan from Penrith won a Silver medal in Patterns but received an injury in sparring and was unalbe to continue
Fraser Nicolson from Penrith won a Gold medal in Patterns and then won another Gold medal in the team competition
David Nicolson from Penrith won a Gold medal in Patterns and a Gold medal in Sparring
James Wilbye from Kirkby Stephen won a Silver medal in Patterns

Well done to all of you.

Coloured Belt Grading Sheets

I have added all the Grading syllabus sheets to our FaceBook Group.

If you are not a member of the group you need to search for ‘GTUK North West’ on FaceBook and then apply to be a member.

The Syllabus sheets are available if you click the ‘Files’ link

They are only available on a computer as it seems the ‘Files’ link isn’t available if you are running an app on your phone

No Training in Kirkby Stephen

There will be no training in Kirkby Stephen on Friday 16th November

Coloured Belt Grading Syllabus

I have added the grading Syllabus for each coloured belt onto the GTUK North West FaceBook Group.

You need to be a member of the group to view these as they are for students of Kirkby Stephen, Morecambe or Penrith.

If you are not a member you need to find the “GTUK North West” group and send a membership application

Please download and read these. A lot of work has gone into creating them to help the students.

Coloured Belt Grading 11th March 2012

Excellent grading today in Penrith and Morecambe.
Special mentions go to William Thwaites and James Wilbye from Kirkby Stephen who were awarded an A pass at their first grading and Laura Wilson from Morecambe who also got an A pass.
Master Oldham was happy with the standard and will see everyone next time

FaceBook

We have our own FaceBook Group

Search for GTUK North West

Coloured Belt Grading

Dont forget the grading is from 10am- 12noon on Sunday 11th March at Penrith Leisure Centre

Payment for the grading must be made to me this week.