Barcelona here we come …

In a few days, we will be leaving to compete in the Jordan International Tae Kwondo competition in Barcelona.

Last year there were 5 people from the club, Coach Sir, P Mattis (Team Mgr), Competitors: Daley Richardson (Bronze, +80kg), Adam Mattis (Gold, -80kg) and Tom Gore (Qtr-Finals, -56kg).

This year a team of over 15 people will be going. It is going to be a very exciting competition and we wish everyone the best of luck.

Keep Stretching!

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Adam Mattis fights for -80kg British Student TKD championships

Our own Adam Mattis, 19 will be competing in the 30th British Students Taekwondo Federation championships in the A Class (-80)kg category this weekend at the University of Worcester.

He is aiming to retain his crown, having won it last year at his first entry in to the competition fighting for the Univeristy of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) where he is a Games Design student.

Adam is looking forward to it and said “Even though I won gold last year, I won’t be overconfident going into the tournament because the standard of competition is improving all the time.”

Wishing Adam all the best for the weekend.

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A couple of photos from the day …

l to r: Masters Brian Kerr, Andrew Campbell, Jonathon McDade. Daley Richardson, Mark Richardson

l to r: Masters Brian Kerr, Andrew Campbell, Jonathon McDade. Daley Richardson, Mark Richardson

Manchester Sport TKD team photo

Manchester Sport TKD team photo

If you have any photos you would like to share, please send them in and we will post them.

Keep stretching!

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Thank you …

Thanks to all the people that entered and supported the 7th TKD England Open over the two days in Manchester.

We had a great time. The competitors fought hard and fair.

Tae Kwondo is a great sport and it also is a great family. Each team competes hard to win but generally we also know how to lose and through out the weekend the spirit of Tae Kwondo was shown to be alive and kicking.

Sincere thanks to Camran, Edinburgh, Elite, Extreme, Falkirk, Future, Milton Keynes, Puma, Skelmersdale, Sky and Strike.

Special thanks to our Chief Referee Dave Hook who was awesome the whole weekend and to Chris and Graham who also helped referee.

A special, special mention to Ric, Neil, Errol, Anne, Jaki and Audrey for helping the event to run so smoothly.

Thanks so much and keep the passion.

Keep Stretching.

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Update

Well done to Adam Mattis who got through to the quarter finals of the Lourosa Open in Portugal last week.
Adam, if you have any photos or a story then please send them in.

We also have a local competition in Bispham on Saturday 13th June 2015 so if you can make it please let Sue know.

Although it looks like it is very far away, the competition in September will quickly be on us.

Over the next few weeks we will confirm the dates for a number of activities including walking up Snowden, the summer training camp in Blackpool and a possible cycle trip to Blackpool.

The tracksuits are still being organised so don’t worry, we are just going to chane suppliers as people wanted a more robust tracksuit.

Keep stretching!

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The Five Event Fun day

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A great fun and fund-raising day today. The day was to celebrate the members of the club and to also raise funds for the Daedo electronic hand scoring systems.We hope to be able to raise enough to get them for the competition in April and for September.

It was a richly rewarding event. There were 5 events with each age category: Peewee, Children, Junior, Senior and Veterans taking part today.

  1. Stretching – range of flexibility and the types and difficulty of stretches performed
  2. Basics – performing a range of punches and blocks as directed
  3. Patterns – performing a pattern and being judged on how well it was executed
  4. Kicks – demonstrating a high difficulty kick
  5. Shadow sparring – how well each contestant moved and executed kicks against and imaginary opponent

There was also a champions of champions contest for each event, where the gold medallist from Peewee to Veterans competed against each other to win the champions cup.

Stretch Peewee Children Junior Senior Veterans
Gold Lily Ann Elaine Michelle Daryl Helen
Silver Asanda Emily Rose Rick Zainab
Bronze Izzie Jannah Tom Sundis Jeanette
Overall Stretch Champion: Michelle

Basics Peewee Children Junior Senior Veterans

Basics Peewee Children Junior Senior Veterans
Gold Zaid Howard James Rick Safia
Silver Logan Christopher Michelle Daryl Zainab
Bronze Brandon Elaine Tom Adam Shaheen
Overall Basics Champion: Zaid

Silver Logan Christopher Michelle Daryl Zainab

Patterns Peewee Children Junior Senior Veterans
Gold Logan Elaine James Sundis Safia
Silver Zaid Aliyah Daryl Helen
Bronze Brandon Howard Rick Zainab
Overall Patterns Champion: James

Bronze Brandon Elaine Tom Adam Shaheen

Kicks Peewee Children Junior Senior Veterans
Gold Owen Cara Josh Adam Helen
Silver Logan Harley Mia Daryl Jeanette
Bronze Zaid Connor Rose Gary Susan
Overall Kicks Champion: Adam

Overall Basics Champion: Zaid

Shadow
Sparring
Peewee Children Junior Senior Veterans
Gold Asanda Elaine Mia Rick Helen
Silver Logan Jannah Michelle Daryl Zainab
Bronze Brandon Harley Rose Adam Safia
Overall Stretch Champion: Elaine

In the next couple of days we should be adding some more photos.

If you have any photos that you would like to submit then send them in.

Keep Stretching!

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Some more photos from the grading

Here are some photos from the grading, in no particular order…

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