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If tournaments are something you enjoy or are interested in then we have a great 2023 ahead!
We kick off the competition year with the Midlands Open on January the 29th!
Here are the dates for the tournaments for the year ahead :-
March 5th - English Open - Coventry
April 29th - Welsh Closed - Ebbw Vale Sports Centre
May 21st - Welsh Open - Cardiff
July 14-17th - World Championships - Coventry
September 2nd - Scottish Open - Edinburgh
November 19th - British Championships - Coventry
British Champion Freya on her way to winning gold!
After a great 2022 we celebrated the clubs successes with our annual Christmas Party and Presentation night. We had a fantastic night with over 120 guests in attendance. Here is a photo with some of our Winners on the night!
Adult Coloured Belt of the Year - Michael Whittle
Competitor of the Year - Lewis Byles
Black Belt of the Year - Ankush Upadhyaya
Most Improved - Nel Goldsmith
Junior Coloured Belt - Macey Wilson
Best Beginner - Lona Airey
Special Achievement - Bradley Moore
Indomitable Spirit Award - Emily Rider
Student Choice - Layla Young
This last weekend on December 10th we had our latest Coloured Belt Grading with our grading examiner World Master Peros coming up from Cardiff to asses our students!
Once again congratulations to all that graded as we had 100% pass rate!
We had a record number of students taking part and also a record number of Advanced passes, so congratulations for all your hard work!
A special mention goes to Macey Wilson who won the award for 'Best in Grading'. Congratulations Macey, you performed brilliantly! Here is Macey at the 2022 Christmas Party with her 'Best in Grading' and Prestatyn 'Junior Student of the Year' award!
After over 4 years of training it was the time for Nia, Sue and Nicola to grade for their Black Belts. We travelled down to Daventry to take part in the TAGB Black Belt Grading.
After a tough grading on the Saturday morning in front of the grading panel of 5 9th Dan Grandmasters they had to wait until the Monday morning to hear the results!
I was very pleased to tell them they were all successful in their grading and we have 3 new Black Belts at the club.
Congratulations ladies! Pictured here with Instructor Gareth Pritchard.
What a day we had at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival UK. Four of our club members were chosen to represent Team Wales at the tournament at the NEC in Birmingham. After months of hard training and weekly trips down to Welsh Squad training in Cardiff Mike Pritchard, Lewis Byles, Elinor Bonnett and Freya Roberts Howie were chosen.
They had to compete in Team patterns, Sparring and Board Breaking for the adults against teams from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Mike with the mens team won Gold, Lewis with the boys team also won Gold, Freya and the girls team won Silver and Elinor and the ladies team won Bronze.
What a great day and achievement by them all and Team Wales. Here are the members of our club pictured with instructor Gareth Pritchard, who was officiating on the day.
Save the date in your diary March 25th 2023!
The big day may have come and gone, but the next grading will be here before we know it!
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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 11am - 1pm at The Taekwondo Centre, 194b Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF5 1GW
Make a note of the following dates, all gradings at our Academy in Prestatyn:-
Please arrive for your grading in plenty of 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!