Before we move forward into another year let’s look back at some of the many successes we had as a school during 2022.
Black Belt Grading – 4th – 6th Mar
Master Millis attended National Black Belt Grading held in Elgin Scotland where he was invited to sit along side UKTA Grand Masters Grading Panel during the Exams.
European Championships – 25th Mar – 2nd Apr
Wilf Russell competed at the European Championships in Croatia with the Junior Male ITF England National Taekwon-Do Team. Wilf did extremely well in what was his first international event, returning with a bronze medal in Team Patterns.
Master Millis attended the European Championships in Croatia as Head Coach for the ITF England National Taekwon-Do Team. This was the first international championship to take place since the global pandemic in 2019.
International Instructors Course – 30th Apr – 1st May
Master Millis took the opportunity to attend the ‘online’ International Instructors Course conducted by Grand Master Hwang Ho Yong. Instructors must attend an IIC course at least once every three years to remain up to date.
First Aid Course – June
Master Millis, Mr Mahoney, Mr Parkin and Mr Yeo all renewed their first aid qualifications when they attended a course in Topsham with Certifi First Aid Training.
Master Matthews Seminar – 26th June
Welsh Coach and Cardiff Master, Dean Matthews conducted our Devon area seminar in Newton Abbot.
All students had a great day of training and the following students successfully graded in front of Master Matthews. Well done Harry Tipton, Mark Tipton, Kayden Eagles, James Pilgrim, Henry Pilgrim, Freddie Bird, George Pilgrim, Joseph Giesens, Richard Partridge
Shaun Parkin, Eleanor Horton, Reef Yeo, Emily Bollard, Olivia Horton also pre-graded for their Black Belt Exams
Black Belt Grading – 9th – 11th Sept
Seven members of our school attended to National Black Belt Seminar and Grading in Didcot. The course consisted of 9hrs training over 2 days followed by a final day of Black Belt exams.
Congratulations to the following students who took their exams and successfully promoted.
Mr Shaun Parkin 4th Dan
Miss Eleanor Horton 2nd Dan
Mr Reef Yeo 1st Dan
Miss Olivia Horton 1st Dan
MissEmily Bollard 1st Dan
UK Open 5th – 6th Nov
Four of our students entered the UK Open Championships held in Guildford. Master Millis coached during the black belt day and was Jury President on a ring for the colour belt day.
Shaun Parkin – Bronze in Sparring
Richard Partridge – Gold in Sparring, Silver in Patterns
Hannah Booth – Bronze in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns
Michelle Booth – 5th in Sparring
Master Clark Seminar – 3rd Dec
In December we had the pleasure of having EITF Secretary General and ITF England Team Manager Master Alan Clark conduct our Devon area seminar in Exeter. The fun seminar packed with stretching, sparring drills and patterns was enjoyed by all who attended. After the seminars there was an opportunity to grade and our colour belt Richard Partridge promoted to Green Belt.