On Sunday 3rd June 2018 we will be hosting our 2nd open poomsae championships in Basingstoke following on from our successful event last year. This will be a recognised British Taekwondo event and will be run under full World Taekwondo Federation rules. The entry pack can now be downloaded from here.
This will be a fabulous opportunity for Bluewave members to experience poomsae competition so we'd like to encourage as many as possible to entry. We expect the event to fill quickly so if you do want to enter please let your instructor know as soon as possible.
Happy New Year and welcome to 2018. Classes restart on Wednesday 3rd January and we look forward to seeing everyone back training hard and having fun. If you have been out for a while then January is a great time to get back to training. Beginners also always very welcome at all our classes.
For many years we used to publish a regular newsletter but with social media and nearly everyone having emails we stopped this in 2011. However as we have so much going on that should be interesting to our members, friends and family, we have a one-off special. So the New Year Newsletter can be download the Newsletter from <<here>>.
It was a very special day yesterday for Bluewave Korean Martial Arts at the Taekwondo Chungdokwan Great Britain (TCGB) Dan Grading with three members taking senior black belt gradings.
Master Coleen Reilly, who has been a club member since we started 20 year ago, was promoted to 5th Dan. Coleen has made an outstanding contribution to the club over many years and now leads our Monday adult classes and poomsae development.
Master Kevin Hanks who has been with the club since he joined us as a 1st Dan 18 years ago was promoted to 6th Dan. Master Hanks moved to Co. Durham a few years ago but has remained with Bluewave Korean Martial Arts and was back down for preparation for the grading and our recent celebrations.
Last up at the grading was Master Graham Jones. He has been a key Taekwondo Chungdokwan Great Britain (TCGB) instructor and leader for many year and one of Master Gerry Reilly's and Master Lynne Firth's instructors. Master Jones joined Bluewave Korean Martial Arts more recently to continue his poomsae competition career in the 66+ division successfully graded to 7th Dan.
Congratulations to all three on these exceptional achievements.
The following promotions were achieved at the November kup grading. The standard at the grading was outstanding, great job everyone. Next kup grading will be on the 18th February for Yellow Tag and Yellow Belt candidates and on 10th Mach for all kup grades.
|9th Kup / Yellow Tag||6th Kup / Green Belt||3rd Kup / Red Tag|
|Alize Ekambi-Kiye - Credit||Hannah Seddon - Double Promotion||Hayden Corby - Double Promotion|
|Antoine Dorange Read||James Price||Sirsendu Sen - Credit|
|Romeo Semanyobe - pass||Maciek Nowak||Jonathan Paduanelli - Credit|
|Tom Howath||Neha Pooni||Caitlin Macdonald|
|8th Kup / Yellow Belt||1st Kup / Black Tag|
|Dipo Olaneye - Credit||5th Kup / Blue Tag||Ria Mistry|
|Aidan Batista-Guanchez||Jarius Martin - Double Promotion|
|Tamanna Roy||Mikum Adeniran|
|7th Kup / Green Tag||4th Kup / Blue Belt|
|Daisy Hedges||Danyal Dabhelia|
This is the draft calendar for 2018. Dates are obviously subject to change and we will be adding additional dates for seminars, tournaments, etc as these become available. Please check the calendar page to get the latest details.
Sun 17th Dec - Last classes of 2017
18th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2018 - Christmas / New Year shutdown
Weds 3rd Jan - Classes resume
Sat 6th Jan - Competition Poomsae training
15th - 20th Jan KickStars gradings in classes
Sat 13th / Sun 14th Jan - British Taekwondo L2 Coaching Course Day 1 and 2
Sat 20th Jan - Sparring training
Sat 20th Jan - Corner judges course, Christchurch
Sun 21st Jan - Test match, Christchurch
Sun 28th Jan - TCGB AGM at VBC
Sat 3rd Feb - Competition Poomsae training
Sat 17th Feb - Sparring training
Sun 18th Feb - Low grade grading (Candidates for yellow tag, yellow belt only)
Sat 3rd Mar - Competition Poomsae training - TBC (may be rescheduled if we focus on the Harrogate championships)
Sat 3rd Mar - Harrogate KTA Open Poomsae Championships, Harrogate
Sat 10th Mar - Kup Grading
Sat 17th Mar - Sparring training
Sun 18th Mar - British Taekwondo L2 Coaching Course Day 3
Sat 24th March - TCGB Championship, Bracknell
Fri 30th Mar - Mon 2nd April - Easter break - no classes
Sat 7th Apr - Competition Poomsae training
Sun 8th Apr - International Open Poomsae Championships, K2 Crawley
Sat 21st Apr - Sparring training
23rd - 28th Apr - KickStars gradings in classes
Sat 5th May - Competition Poomsae training
Sun 13th May - Yorkshire Open
Sun 6th May - Capital Cup, London
Sat 19th May - Sparring training
Sun 27th May (TBC) - Pre-Dan Seminar, London
Sat 2nd Jun - Poomsae training
Sun 3rd Jun - Bluewave Poomsae Championship, Basingstoke
Sun 10th Jun (TBC) - Dan Grading, London
Sat 16th Jun - Sparring training
Sun 24th Jun - Kup Grading
2nd - 7th Jul - KickStars Gradings in classes
Sat 7th Jul - Competition Poomsae training
Sat 14th Jul - Sparring training
Sun 22nd Jul - British International Open, London
18th - 27th July - CDK Summer Camp, Seoul, Korea
Sat 4th Aug - Competition Poomsae training
13th - 17th Aug - Children's Summer School (ages 7-14)
Sat 11th Aug - Sparring training
Sat 18th Aug - Kup Grading
19th - 26th Aug - Summer Closure - Exact dates will be confirmed later.
Sat 1st / Sun 2nd Sep - Scottish Open
Sat 8th Sep - Competition Poomsae training
Sat 15th Sep - Sparring training
Sun 30th Sep - London Open, London
1st - 6th Oct - KickStars gradings in classes
Sat 6th Oct - Competition Poomsae training
Sat 13th Oct - Sparring training
19th - 21st Oct - Taekwondo Grandprix, Manchester
Sat 27th Oct (TBC) - All-in-One Seminar, Swanmore
Sat 27th Oct - Portugal Open Poomsae
Sat 3rd Nov - Competition Poomsae training
November - National Sparring Championships (exact date and venue, tbd)
Sun 11th November - Kup Grading
Sat 17th Nov - Sparring training
Sun 18th Nov - Quest Festival, Sheffield
Sat 24th Nov British Masters, London
Sun 25th Nov (TBC) - Pre-Dan Seminar, Swanmore
Sat 1st Dec - Competition Poomsae training
Sun 9th Dec (TBC) - Dan Grading, Swanmore
Sat 15th Dec - Sparring training
Sun 16th Dec - Last classes of 2018
17th Dec - 1st Jan 2019 - Christmas / New Year shutdown
Weds 2nd Jan 2019 - Classes resume