|Orange Stripe||Green Stripe||Brown Stripe|
|Feyi||Purple Stripe||Yellow Tag|
Well done to our 4-6 year old Kickstars group who took their grading last week and moved onto new belts. Great to see the 7 taking their very first grading and 4 moving onto Yellow Tag and into our regular Taekwondo grading syllabus. Lots of enthusiam and spirit!
Most of our classes are currently full so we are delighted to announce that we will be adding an additional class to our Taekwondo schedule from Saturday 7th November running from 11.00am-12.00pm. This will be a general class for all ages 7+, suitable both for existing Bluewave members and new beginners.
Congratulations to Darren and Pradeep who both passed their their 2nd Dan gradings at last weekend's Dan Grading.
Despite current restrictions they were both put through a very thorough and rigorous 1 hour grading which included nearly all aspects of Taekwondo. They were required to perform 5 poomsae, 2 kibon patterns, demonstrate a random choice of 5 combinations from the Bluewave Kup Syllabus giving appropriate coaching points, show 10 one-step techniques on both left and right at social distance, demonstrate their breaking techniques on a bag, several rounds of socially distanced 1-1/2-2 sparring, 3 rounds of sustained bag work and finally an interview by the panel.
They worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserved their successful promotions.
Our next Dan Grading will be in April 2021.
This month we started running fortnightly Poomsae Competition training sessions. We wanted to make sure that everyone at Bluewave and other British Taekwondo clubs have the opportunity to do physical training.
Yesterday was our second October session and it was another fully booked session. This month we had over 30 different members from 8 different clubs join us for 3 hours of Poomsae training!
Congratulations to those who were promoted following the grading on the 12th September. This was an unusual grading for both examiners and candidates as we had to conduct this grading respecting the COVID-19 guidelines which meant that there was no contact sparring or one-step, as well as no testing of self-defence or breaking. However all candidates were still required to undertake a rigorous grading with extended sections on poomsae, kibon patterns and basics as well as several rounds of socially distanced 1-1 and 2-2. Senior candidates also demonstrated their one-step at social distance. This will remain the format for gradings whilst we are under the current COVID-19 guidelines.
|Yellow Tag / 9th Kup||Yellow Belt / 8th Kup (cont)||Green Belt / 6th Kup (cont)|
|Mykolas-Jonas Kuodys (CREDIT)||Harry Shaw||Charlie Mason|
|Dilsha Udahage-Don||Alexander Brewerton||Ronan Lee|
|George Pyrke||Sophie Butler||Shabeer Jameela|
|James Dance||William Bunker|
|Robert Cooper||Green Tag / 7th Kup|
|Caron Gore||Ayaan Pradeep||Red Tag / 3rd Kup|
|Harley Harris-Piper||Ethan Gore (CREDIT)|
|Yellow Belt / 8th Kup||Louie Fan|
|Reena Gurung (DOUBLE)||Red Belt / 2nd Kup|
|Shane Pearce (DOUBLE)||Green Belt / 6th Kup||Shubhashis Shrestha (CREDIT)|
|Rosie Maishman (CREDIT)||Dineth Udahage-Don (CREDIT)||Isabella Martin (CREDIT)|
|Diyeni DeSilva||Adriano Anzani||Annabel Poynter|
|Ellie-Rose Adams||Anoushka Shaw||Kieran Pern|