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On Saturday February 6th, a number of our students competed in this tournament.
There were competitors from all T.A.G.B. clubs in Wales.
After some outstanding performances I am delighted to announce the medallists as follows with 8 new Welsh Champions :-
Gold - Autumn Robertson - Girls White Belts
Gold - Layla Young - Girls Green Belts
Gold - Lily Green - Girls Red Belts
Gold - Lewis Byles - Boys Black Belts
Gold - Amy Jones - Ladies White Belts
Gold - Penny Griffiths - Ladies Blue Belts
Gold - Ian Jones - Mens Blue Belts
Gold - Mark Butler - Mens Black Belts
Silver - Ankush Upadhyaya - Boys Red Belts
Silver - Brynly Fleetwood - Boys Black Belts
Silver - Hayley Evans - Ladies Green Belts
Silver - Abbie Pritchard - Ladies Black Belts
Bronze - Sam Evans - Boys White Belts
Bronze - Ruby Covell - Girls Yellow Belts
Bronze - Zohan Ibrahim - Boys Yellow Belts
Bronze - Seren Thomas - Girls Green Belts
Bronze - Jeff Jones - Boys Blue Belts
Bronze - Celyn McLaren - Ladies Red Belts
Bronze - Freya Roberts Howie - Girls Black Belts
Bronze - Hannah Thomas - Ladies Black Belts
Congratulations to you and of course to all that competed. You have done yourselves and the club very proud.
It has been a very difficult year but we have continued our training throughout. These students have waited all year to take their Black Belt Grading and in October at Cardiff they got their chance. Very well done to Abbie Pritchard 2nd Dan, Oliver Thomas 1st Dan, Harry Lodge 1st Dan and Brynly Fleetwood 1st Dan
Also huge congratulations to Freya Roberts-Howie and Jonathan Webster who are now also 1st Dan Black Belts.
Pictured here with Master Peros 8th Dan.
Not only has Freya achieved her Black Belt but she is also our youngest ever student to do this beating a 14 year record.
If this was not enough she was awarded 'Best In Grading' by our association. This means out of everyone that graded that day the Master examiners decided Freya deserved the award for the best performance! A huge achievement at such a young age.
We had guest instructors at the academy for a one off special Kicking Seminar in January. Check out this taster video of the seminar!
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Every Sunday there is Welsh Squad training with Master Peros (Welsh Team Coach) at his academy in Cardiff. These sessions are open to all ages and all grades. No dobok required just training bottoms and a t-shirt, your sparring equipment and a drink of water for the much needed drink break!
These sessions are fantastic to learn the latest techniques and to improve your sparring from one the best taekwondo coaches in the world and maybe you could even earn a place on the Welsh Team!
Training time is 10am - 12pm at The Taekwondo Centre, 194b Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF3 1GW
Make a note of the following dates, all gradings at our Academy in Prestatyn:-
Please arrive for your grading at 9am (ALL GRADES TO ARRIVE AT THIS TIME):-
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SPAR DURING YOUR GRADING ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN THEIR FULL TAGB SPARRING EQUIPMENT TO START THEIR GRADING!
Gold 5pts, Silver 4pts, Bronze 3 pts, event attendance 1 pt
The winner at the end of the year will be 2021 Competitor of the Year.
Points are doubled for international events such as World or European Championships.
Please note that attendance points are deducted if you win a medal.
W = World Championships, E = European Championships
NAME G S B ATT PTS
A. Robertson 1 5
Layla Young 1 5
Lily Green 1 5
Lewis Byles 1 5
Amy Jones 1 5
P. Griffiths 1 5
I. Jones 1 5
M. Butler 1 5
A. Upadhyaya 1 4
B. Fleetwood 1 4
H. Evans 1 4
A. Pritchard 1 4
S. Evans 1 3
R. Covell 1 3
Z. Ibrahim 1 3
S. Thomas 1 3
J. Jones 1 3
C. McLaren 1 3
F. Roberts Howie 1 3
H. Thomas 1 3