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Bristol Taekwondo club is now listed on the BBC Get Inspired website which promotes a variety of activities.
Following on from the recent exposure of Taekwondo in the Olympic Games we hope that it will encourage more people of various ages to take up Taekwondo.

Improve your fitness, co-ordination, balance, flexibility, concentration, gain confidence and make new friends in a safe and friendly environment.

Taekwondo is not just an activity for the young, as you will see in the photo above, 58yr old Master Chris Davies practicing his kicking/stretching.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/taekwondo-19

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Bristol Taekwondo attains Clubmark status

 

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Bristol Taekwondo School has now attained Sport England Clubmark status.

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs.

It stands for:
1. Higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports club
2. Making sure the nation’s sports club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful

It shows that a club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

An accredited club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right club for their young people.

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Last stretch before Christmas

A few members having some last flexibility practice before Christmas

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(Above) Kayleigh showing excellent flexibility on the bar stretcher

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(Above) Leila showing good flexibility even as a junior grade.

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(Above) Lucas winding up the mechanical stretching machine

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(Above) Master Davies trying to keep up with the junior members.

 

Black belt promotions

Black belt promotions
Black belt promotion Kukkiwon certificate awards

Congratulations to Stephanie and Charlotte on their promotions to 1st Dan and to Bobby on his successful promotion to 3rd Dan.  All three seen here receiving their Kukkiwon certificates from the world headquarters in Korea, presented by Master Chris Davies.

Kukkiwon introduce new dan grading rules

The Kukkiwon has now amended the rights of all Taekwondo Masters to help improve standards and to ensure that Kukkiwon practitioners are provided a means of cooperation and partnership with all other Kukkiwon practitioners.

All Kukkiwon certified Masters of 4th Dan and above will now have to pass multi-level examiner courses to allow them to conduct Kukkiwon dan promotions. After attaining their examiner licence they are then eligable to recommend up to 2nd dan and become a possible examiner on a grading panel.

The changes will take effect from 1st January 2016.

Major Seminar Tour of the UK

Grandmaster Kim Yong Ho 9th Dan
Grandmaster Kim Yong Ho 9th Dan

Grandmaster Kim Yong Ho along with other specialists are planning their next tour of the UK in late October or early November 2015, more details to be posted on the dates/costs when they are released.

The Mudo Academy of Great Britain and Chungdokwan UK present Grandmaster Kim Yong Ho, President of The World Mudo Academy and World Chungdokwan, along with a Korean Korougi Champion, the Venerable Kim Sang Tae Master of meditation and deep breathing techniques and Master Ron Brennan of the Mudo Academy, Chief Instructor of Paljungdo training will come to the UK to live in a Darlington base for one month.

From Darlington they will carry out a series of tours and Seminar Events in Darlington, Liverpool and London. The Seminars will include:

Taekwondo Fighting Techniques
Paljungdo Education Meditation
Special Deep Breathing Techniques.
Further details will follow.

Anyone interested in attending one or all of the Tours or Sessions should contact the Mudo Academy of Great Britain on 07711615972.