Here’s a quick update of things going on at the club from the last few months.
Due to the currently lockdown we are not taking new students but we do have a waiting list for when things get going again. That said, it is unlikely that when classes do start back we will be able to take new students due to space restrictions – whatever they maybe. It is not clear from the governments road map out of lockdown when we will be able to resume. It looks likely that we will be able to do some outdoor sessions in April and children’s classes ‘might’ be able to resume after Easter. Adults may have to wait until middle of May but again, this could all change.
Grading in the park
We are looking at arranging more 1-2-1 gradings in the park for those that are ready. So make sure you study hard!
New 3 and 2 step sparring videos have been uploaded to the members page for the yellow and green belts looking to grade soon.
Start em young! Jack is fascinated by Master Barada
Mr Thompson and Mrs Sweeney have been keeping up their skills and teaching methods by attending quite a few online courses provided by the ITF (ITF Online Technical Seminar (3 days), ITF Kids Courses (3 Saturday sessions) and ITF Sparring Seminar (4 hours with 6 of the best coaches in the World)). Also looking forward to at least one more course in April with Master Jedut.
We ran a Fitness for TKD class on Zoom in February and it was really well received. We had some national team members join in as well as a parent of a student. It was hard and sweaty but great fun and what better way to start the weekend.
Mr Thompson attended the ITF England AGM last weekend, the first time as an independent club. It was great to see instructors from up and down the country working together for the National Association. Congratulations to Master Lear on being elected as Vice President.
Lastly we are looking at entering some students for the Open World E-Tournament. More details coming soon!
As we look to adapt to the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus outbreak we have added online classes to services. Students can access classes every week via video conferencing as well as 1-2-1 private lessons and video tutorials.
I’m sorry to say that all classes are now suspended due to school closures. Classes will be closed until the end of March, then there is the Easter break. Hopefully we will be able to resume after Easter but if we can not students will be contacted about training options. Thanks for your support in these difficult times.
On 15th March Tunbridge Wells Taekwon-Do took a small team to the AETA competition in Redhill. Due to the Corono virus pandemic only 11 of the 35 competitors went to the tournament but they came back with a great medal haul.