You may have seen the card going round, or noticed her absence, but 2nd Degree Black Belt Amanda from Enfield recently went through major surgery (not for the first time). She was at home and recovering the last time we spoke. We all wish her a speedy and full recovery.
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Grading, Saturday 21st June
Grange Park School, Enfield N21 1PP. 12pm start
Quite a few new members are capable of grading this time. The criteria are – You need a licence a TAGB suit and you need to let me know by Wednesday 18th June if you intend to grade. The cost per grading is £26 paid when you enter, not on the day.
September 13th, December 6th
I need your entries by the Wednesday before the grading. Make sure you have done the required amount of lessons since your last grading. It is 18 minimum below a blue belt, 36 above. I do keep a register and it only creates an uncomfortable situation if you ask to grade without enough training.
Challney School, Luton,
All Sunday’s all 1.30pm start
July 6th, September 21st and December 14th
If you choose to grade here I need your entries at least 2 weeks before the grading date and I will probably not be present.
Grange Park Parking - Especially On Grading Day
Grange Park School is being expanded and the work has now started. This means that there is no parking allowed in the school at all. Please park in the side roads outside, it is not that far to walk. Also we may have to use an entrance around the right hand side to get into the building. I will try my best to signpost this. I am assured that our training hall will be unaffected.
Kingsmead Saturday 21st June, Training Times
As its grading day we will be training at the usual grading day times
10 – 11 a.m. children’s class
10.30 - 11.30 a.m. advanced class
From now until the end of June all classes will be in the Drama Room, the other side of the playground behind our usual gym. Please bring trainers to all classes from now to September as in nice weather we may train outside. When it’s really hot feel free to wear a plain or tae kwon-do t shirt.
Monthly Club Subscriptions
All monthly payments are due on the first session of the month and will be for a calendar month. Due to the extra weeks and the 5 days available training there will be 12 full payments.
The only exception to this will be in August, when I will be closing all the schools for 2 weeks. On this occasion pay half subs, or if you pay by bank transfer pay as normal and I will give you half the cash back.
If you are a once a week monthly payer, feel free to train on another day that week if your day is cancelled.
We now have a range of club hoodies. £20 or £21 for children, £24 or £25 Adult sizes
Welsh Championships May 18th
Congratulations to our one and only entry, Chris Williams from Cheshunt, who won a Bronze medal in both the Sparring and Patterns, Well done Chris
Midlands Champs, Sunday 15th June, Worcester Arena, WR2 5JN
We have a few more students going to this event, good luck to you all.
Many Happy returns to the following:
Kian Chan – 8th
Edward Truman – 12th
Dennis Malinski – 16th
Liam Pham – 17th
Rory Norris – 21st
Rahib Sayed – 27th
Calendar of Events
June 20/21-Instructors course pt 1-Bristol
June 28 – Refs 1 and 2 – Willenhall
Sept 6-Scottish Champs- Scotland
Sept 20 – Umpires 1 – Cardiff
Sept 21 – Umpires 2 – Cardiff
October 17/19-Black belt grade-Bristol
Nov 1 – Refs 1 and 2 – Cardiff
Nov 8/9-Instructors course pt 2-Bristol
Nov 30-British Champs-Worcester
BLACK BELT GRADINGS
For the October grading let me know by
Sept 1st, then all paperwork by Sept 13th
PRE BLACK BELT SESSIONS
NOTE – The South East Sessions are no longer at Dorking.
The New venue is Garth Hill College,
Bull Lane, Bracknell RG42 2LN
The Luton venue is
Challney School,Stoneygate Rd,
Luton LU4 9TJ.
The Rickmansworth venue is
Royal Masonic Girls School, Princess Marina Sports Complex, Chorleywood Rd, WD3 4HF
Tues 30th Sept – Luton-6pm
Tues 7th Oct – Luton - 6pm
Thurs 9th Oct – Rickmansworth – 6pm
Mr Sergiews Syston, Leicester dates are:-
All Saturdays 11-12pm black tags, 12-1pm black belts
Sept 27th, Oct 4th and 11th
Could all cheques be made out to Enfield Taekwondo, please.
If you would prefer to pay by standing order see me for details
All sparring kit used in class must have approved by Tae Kwon Do International marked on it, with the TAGB logo
Training and Grading
It is quite noticeable, especially amongst the junior members that if there is a grading coming up and they are not ready to grade they miss training for 2, 3, even 4 weeks. If they are only training once a week, and especially at holiday periods they forget everything and I have to start teaching them all over again.
The 18 lessons/ 36 lessons (Blue belts and above) rule for grading is simply that that’s the minimum timescale required to learn the syllabus properly.
ALWAYS CARRY YOUR LICENCES WITH YOU!
At pre Black belt sessions remember to pay £5 entry if you are not grading and sign the sheet