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AETA League Competiton

medalsOn the 17th March the All England Taekwon-Do Association hosted the first league competition of the year in Redhill, Surrey. It was the biggest one so far with 240 competitors. It was a great opportunity for those who have not competed before to learn the ropes in a fun, friendly environment.

Tunbridge Wells did very well, finishing 4th in the medal table. Thanks to Mr Thompson and Mrs Sweeney for refereeing all day and to Donna, Matilda and Amelia for coaching. Next up, Alton 23rd June.

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Open Dutch

open dutchOn 25h January Mr Thompson took 3 colour belts from the club to their first ever International competition – the Open Dutch!!! This is an elite level competition where the best in the world are getting ready for the upcoming World Championships.

The girls did not come away with any medals but they gained a ton of experience that will hopefully help them at the PUMA and Holland Cup competitions later this year.

Well done to Donna, Lucy and Jessica – Tunbridge Wells Taekwon-Do’s first competitors to go overseas!

Term dates, gradings and more

  • 1st Dec – Colour belt grading (TWells)
  • 5th Dec – Xmas Curry
  • 13th Dec – End of term
  • 17th and 20th Dec – Adults classes
  • 24th, 27th and 31st Dec – no classes
  • 3rd Jan – Adults class
  • 7th Jan – Term starts
  • 19th Jan – Brendan Doogan Power and Spec Tech Seminar (Tonbridge)
  • 26th Jan – Open Dutch (Netherlands)
  • 16th Feb – PUMA Open (Swindon)
  • 18th Feb – Half Term

Term Dates

classBank holiday Monday – no adults class 27th August

New term starts on Monday 10th September.

No class Thursday 27th Sept at St Gregory’s

Half term is 22nd Oct

ITF England Championships 28th October

Vision Competition Tonbridge 4th November

Open British Competition 24th November

End of term is 13th Dec.

Coaching for England

For the third time Tunbridge Wells Taekwon-Do instructor Mr Thompson has been selected to be a coach for the England Taekwon-Do team. Mr T will be coaching athletes in the run up and travelling to the European Championships and World Championships for the next 2 years.coach

Grading photos

 
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Photos from the gradings in June and July (courtesy of Lydia Thompson)

Grading times

Grading times for Saturday 23rd June at the Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

  • 3-6 years 9.45am
  • White belts and yellow tags – 11.30am
  • Yellow belts and green tags – 1pm
  • Green belts and blue tags – 2.30pm