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Mark Scriven Competition Results

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (8)
Congratulations to all the team who travelled to Stratford Upon Avon to compete at the Mark Scriven Competition on Sunday 15th July 2018. A big thanks to all the parents who committed their time to this event and also a big thanks to Havva and Anna for organising the team in my absence.

The results are:

Patterns

Ezel Dervish             Gold     Colour Belt Peewee
Anna Jones               Gold     Colour Belt Veteran
Abigail Hedgecock    Gold     Black Belt Peewee
Havva Dervish          Gold     Black Belt Adult

Louisa Brailsford       Silver    Colour Belt Peewee
Toby Jones                Silver    Colour Belt Peewee
Georgia Smith           Silver     Black Belt Peewee
Nebi Dervish             Silver     Black Belt Peewee

William Edmondson   Bronze  Colour Belt Peewee
Harry Payton              Bronze  Black Belt Peewee
Simon Hynes             Bronze  Black Belt Adult

Sparring

William Edmondson   Gold     Colour Belt Peewee
Ezel Dervish               Gold     Colour Belt Peewee
Anna Jones               Gold     Colour Belt Veteran
Abigail Hedgecock    Gold     Black Belt Peewee
Harry Payton             Gold     Black Belt Peewee

Louisa Brailsford       Silver    Colour Belt Peewee
Toby Jones                Silver    Colour Belt Peewee
Georgia Smith           Silver     Black Belt Peewee
Nebi Dervish             Silver     Black Belt Peewee
Havva Dervish          Silver     Black Belt Adult

Aysin Dervish            Bronze   Black Belt Junior

Kubz Grading

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 8:21 AM Comments comments (0)
Kubz Grading

 
For your grading questions please look in your Kubz book page 23 for the first grading
 
Date - Saturday 30th September
 
Venue - Ashton on Mersey High School, Cecil Avenue, Sale, M33 5BP 

Cost - £25 (£22 each for two or more in the same family) to be paid in cash no later than the 23rd September. After this date it will be £30 to grade.
 
Time:  1pm to 2pm (please arrive at 12.45 to register) 
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Name: _________________________ Grade: ____________


Club : ________________________    Grading Fee: ________




Trident TKD Academy Venue Changes

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM Comments comments (0)
Just so you are not confused below is a summary of all the changes of venue. The ones in white do not have a change of venue yet. I will email you as soon as I have sorted one out and update the website as well.

All other dates not shown will be held at the rugby club. If there are any changes to this then I will let you know right away.


Monday (4.15pm to 9pm)

Sale High School, Norris Rd, Sale, M33 3JR

4th & 11th September - Gymnasium (car park and entrance off Croft Road)
2nd & 9th October - Gymnasium (car park off Croft Road)
23rd October - 4.15pm to 7pm Main Hall (Come in the front entrance of the school on Norris Road)
23rd October - 7pm to 9pm Gymnasium (car park off Croft Road)
20th November - 4.15 to 6.45pm Main Hall & 7 to 9pm Gymnasium

Tuesday (4.15pm to 9.30pm)

Sale High School, Norris Rd, Sale, M33 3JR

26th September - 6 to 9pm - Dining Room - The dining room is accessed through a door directly in to the dining area. At the front of the school there’s the main entrance to the school, then further along is the door accessing the main hall and then further down is the entrance in to the dining area. Entrance is on the opposite side of the road to the park/bowling green on Norris Road.

31st October - Gymnasium (car park and entrance off Croft Road)

28th November - Gymnasium (car park and entrance off Croft Road) Classes will only run from 4.15 to 7pm. The extra 30 minutes patterns and the black belt class will be cancelled due to lack of hall space. 

Wednesday (4.15 to 7.30pm)

St Barnabas Church, Hardy Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. M21 8DH 

2nd & 23rd August
18th & 25th October
1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th November

Thursday (4.15 to 9pm)

Sale High School, Norris Rd, Sale, M33 3JR

14th September - Main Hall (Come in the front entrance of the school on Norris Road)

2nd November - 4-15 to 6pm classes only - Gymnasium (car park and entrance off Croft Road)

Friday (4.15 to 7.30pm)

The Scout Hut, Raglan Rd, Sale, M33 4AW

11th, 18th & 25th August
1st & 29th September
6th, 13th & 20th October

Sale High School, Norris Rd, Sale, M33 3JR

24th November - 4.15 to 6pm Sports Hall (car park and entrance off Croft Road) & 
6 to 7.30pm Main Hall (Next to front entrance of the school on Norris Road)

Saturday (9am to 12.30pm)

Sale High School, Norris Rd, Sale, M33 3JR

2nd & 16th September - Sports Hall Courts 3 & 4 (car park and entrance off Croft Road)
7th & 21st October - Sports Hall Courts 3 & 4 (car park and entrance off Croft Road)
4th & 25th November - Sports Hall Courts 3 & 4 (car park and entrance off Croft Road)

Sunday (4.30 to 6pm)

Ashton on Mersey High School, Cecil Avenue, Sale, M33 5BP

13th & 20th August
3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th September 
1st & 29th October
5th November


Master Jerzy Jedut Seminar 2017

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 11:58 AM Comments comments (0)
Dear All,
 
It is with great pleasure that Trident TKD welcomes Master Jedut to his fourth series of seminars in Manchester.  Master Jedut is the President and Technical Director of the Polish Taekwon-do Association. He is the chief instructor of MKS Lewart Lubartow Club based in Lublin, Poland. This is recognized as the premier Taekwon-do club in Poland. He was the head coach of the Polish National team between 1987 and 1995 and he is the instructor/coach of countless world and European champions such as Jaroslaw Suska.   
 
This year we have been able to secure Master Jedut for two days training which will allow plenty of time to train with a major figure in TKD, the seminars will take place on Saturday 12th August and Sunday 13th August 2017.  The venue for the the seminars will be The Armitage Centre, The University of Manchester Sports Facility, Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6HE.  Seminars for coloured belts will take place on Saturday and seminars for Black belts will take place on Sunday.  Black belts who have booked on to both Sunday sessions will be able to train at the relevant Saturday sessions if they donate £10 to the charity established to assist the victims of the Manchester bombing.   
 
Saturday 12th August 2017- seminars for coloured belts up to and including red tag, and black belts who have booked for both Sunday sessions on the basis that they donate £10 to the charity established to support victims of the Manchester bombing.  This includes peewee black belts who book on the Sunday seminar.
 
Peewee seminar for those aged 12 years and under: 12.30 pm – 14.00 pm. This seminar will comprise work on fundamental movements, patterns and sparring.  
 
Teens & adult seminar 1 : 14:30 pm – 16:30 pm. This seminar will cover fundamental movements and patterns  
 
Teens & adults seminar 2 : 17:00 pm – 19:00 pm. This seminar will cover sparring and related techniques.
 
Master Jedut, as those who have attended his seminars before is likely to adjust the contents of each of the seminars on the day.  However, I have expressly asked Master Jedut to spend at least half the seminar on the technical aspects of patterns and fundamental movements.
 
Sunday 13th August 2017- seminars for Black belts including red belt and above. 
 
Peewee seminar for those aged 12 years and under: 12.00 pm – 13.30 pm. This seminar will comprise work on fundamental movements, patterns and sparring.
 
Teens & adult seminar 1 : 14:00 pm – 16:30 pm. This seminar will cover fundamental movements and patterns  
 
Teens & adults seminar 2 : 17:00 pm – 19:00 pm. This seminar will cover sparring and related techniques.
 
Master Jedut, as those who have attended his seminars before is likely to adjust the contents of each of the seminars on the day.  However, I have expressly asked Master Jedut to spend at least half the seminar on the technical aspects of patterns and fundamental movements.
 
The cost of the seminars is as follows:  
 
12 years and under - £15.00 per seminar
 
Teens & adults technical seminar- £25.00 per seminar or £40 for two seminars.  
 
Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.  Please contact me at [email protected] or on my mobile number- 07528727882 by 7 August 2017 to reserve a place and he will send details on how to pay for the event.  I will also answer any queries.  When you apply please indicate clearly the grade and age of the participant.
 
All those that have attended previous sessions will know that Master Jedut provides very stimulating physical and mental seminars and whilst challenging they are enjoyable his use of games is well known to many students.  

Please arrive 30 minutes before each session.   All those attending the seminars must ensure that they have full sparring equipment including head guards, groin guards (for males), and gum shields.   Failure to bring such equipment may mean that it will not be possible to participate in some of the drills and exercises.
 
There will be an opportunity to take photographs after each of the sessions.
 
Kind regards,
 
Jeff Brider

 

T-UK Scottish Championships 2017 Results

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 8:47 AM Comments comments (0)
PATTERNS

Nebi Dervish             Black Belt           Gold           Trident Academy
Lily Thompson          Black Belt           Gold          Trident Academy
Aysin Dervish            Black Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Harry Payton             Black Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Rebecca Dean          Black Belt          Silver          Trident Academy

Toby Barlow              Colour Belt           Gold          Trident Academy
Alex Nicolae              Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Andrei Nicolae          Colour Belt           Silver          Trident Academy
Ezel Dervish              Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Beth                           Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Stockport
Sorin Pascu              Colour Belt           Silver          Trident Academy
Havva Dervish           Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Sonia Thompson       Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Abboh Savtcheauff    Colour Belt          Bronze        Trident Academy

SPARRING

Harry Payton             Black Belt            Gold            Trident Academy
Nebi Dervish             Black Belt            Silver           Trident Academy
Rebecca Dean          Black Belt            Bronze         Trident Academy
Simon Hynes             Black Belt            Bronze         Trident Academy
Romy Mottershead    Black Belt            Bronze          Trident Academy

Abboh Savtcheauff    Colour Belt          Gold            Trident Academy
Ezel Dervish               Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Anna Jones                Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Academy
Beth                            Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Stockport
Sorin Pascu                Colour Belt          Bronze          Trident Academy
Dragos Nicolae           Colour Belt          Bronze          Trident Academy

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE

Harry Payton             Black Belt            Gold             Trident Academy
Nebi Dervish             Black Belt            Silver           Trident Academy
Rebecca Dean          Black Belt            Silver            Trident Academy
Lily Thompson          Black Belt             Bronze          Trident Academy

Toby Barlow              Colour Belt            Gold             Trident Academy
Dragos Nicolae          Colour Belt            Silver           Trident Academy
Ezel Dervish               Colour Belt           Silver          Trident Academy
Alex Nicolae              Colour Belt          Silver          Trident Academy

T-UK Scottish Championships 2017 Report

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 8:12 AM Comments comments (0)
Saturday 13th May 2017 saw the return of the Scottish Goodwill Championships to our Taekwondo-UK calendar of events.  This event hasn't taken place for a few years and we were all very much looking forward to its return.
 
A team of 21 competitors from across the Trident Group as well as several coaches and umpires travelled up to Edinburgh to take part and support the event.  Most of the group were staying together in a hotel in Dunfermline and we all enjoyed taking the time to relax and socialise together on the Friday night when we arrived before the busy day we had ahead of us on the Saturday and celebrated together on the Saturday night after the competition was over.
 
Saturday morning arrived and we all headed out to the Meadowbank Sports Centre to ensure we had all weighed in and were ready to compete.  The event opened promptly with a short speech from Mr Condie V Degree to welcome everyone to the event and from Mr Archer VI Degree and President of Taekwon-Do UK. 
 
We soon all got down to work with the squares all running quickly and efficiently to get through the large number of competitors.  We started off with all the Pee Wee and Junior categories, getting through their patterns and sparring before sending them on to do special technique and eventually moved on to the adults with the tournament finally winding up around 7pm.
 
It was a very long day and everybody involved worked extremely hard to ensure that categories were as fair as possible and that all competitors went away feeling they had had a good experience, even if they perhaps were not successful at winning a medal this time.
 
Massive congratulations are due to our 21 competitors, who came away with 34 medals; 7 Gold, 18 Silver and 9 Bronze.  This is a massive achievement with a lot of very young students in our group and also a lot of lower grades who would be competing in this event for the first time.
 
Huge thanks must go to Mr Condie and his team for all the hard work they put in to making sure this event was a success and for being excellent hosts to those of us who had travelled.    
 
I would like to thank our team of Coaches; Miss Romy Mottershead II Degree, Mrs Sonia Thompson I Degree and Mrs Havva Dervish I Degree, who ensured that all students were on their squares promptly as soon as their categories were called and kept everybody motivated throughout the day. 
 
Thanks also to our Officials who were working hard all day; Mr James Miley VI Degree, Mr Jonathan Emm IV Degree, Mr Jeff Brider VI Degree (and also Mrs Alexis Brider who seemed to have been roped in to help with paperwork at one point!), Mr Phil Mottershead III Degree and myself.
 
Last but not least, thank you to the parents and spectators who brought students to the event and cheered for everyone in our team whenever we were competing, regardless of whether it was a student they knew. 
 
We have had some excellent results here as well as some good feedback from some of the Umpires on things we can work on to improve before the next event.  The next Taekwon-Do UK Tournament will be the British Championships on 14th October so I hope we can all continue to work hard and come back with even better results then!
 
Miss Jayne Heywood III

Publicity Officer for the Northern Region

Trident TKD Championship 2017

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

T-UK TRIDENT TAEKWON-DO CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
 
VENUE
 
George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 7FJ
 
DATE / TIME
 
Sunday 5 March / 10am Registration
 
PRICE
 
Competitor - £20 / Spectators – Free
 
 
 
 
 
Email – [email protected]         Web – www.trident-tkd.co.uk
 
Dear Students/Parents,
 
The Trident Colour Belt Championships will be held on Sunday 5 March at George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 7FJ.
 
All students, beginners up to black belts, are welcome to attend. Everyone will be split up into male & female, age groups and grades. We would like as many students to attend as possible as this is a fantastic way to develop your Taekwon-Do skills and most importantly teaching you how to win and lose and be a good sportsperson.
 
Entry is £20 and all spectators are free as a thank you for your support. Registration will start at 10am. The competition will start when the black belt junior and adult competition finishes.
 
I know that in some categories for the sparring there is a big age range. For example a 5 year old could be sparring a 7 year old. What I can tell you is that the 5 year old that experiences competition will be a stronger 6 year old. We will also split the 5 to 7 year olds if we feel that there is a big height difference with the competitors. Sometimes though this is not possible as there may be (2 small ones and one big one) or (7 big ones and 1 small one). In these cases the referees are very experienced and will be strict with the contact as they will with or the categories children and adults.
 
Instructors should be aware that this is a semi contact event and the officials will be using the touch contact rule. Any excessive contact could lead to a disqualification of the competitor. Thank you for your assistance.
 
You will get the opportunity to compete in Pattern (bronze, silver & gold medals) - Sparring (bronze, silver & gold medals) - Flying High Kick (1 place trophy only). All children will receive an attendance medal.
 
To enter please fill in the form below and email it back to me before Saturday 25th February, earlier if possible. ([email protected]) Please pay your entry fee to your instructor or directly to me, many thanks.
 
Any questions can be answered by email or mobile 07974 649 015.
 
Kind Regards,
 
James Miley.
 
P.S. All junior (13 to 17 years old) and adult black belt divisions will register at 8.30am and their competition will start at 9am. This will give all our colour belts a chance to see the black belts competing and means that the competitors are fresh before they ALL help with officiating :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FORM
 
 
_________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
 
NAME _______________________________________ AGE ______ SEX _____
 
 
 
BELT COLOUR _____________________________ (Example: white belt, double yellow stripe belt, blue stripe belt, red belt)
 
 
 
CLUB ________________________________________ (Example: LA Fitness, Chester, Trident Academy, Bolton)
 
 
 
INSURANCE NUMBER ____________________ EXPIRY DATE _____________
(Found on card in licence book)
 
__________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMPETITION RULES
 
DRESS REQUIREMENTS
 
1.    Officials must wear the dress requirements as laid down in the T-UK Umpires rules.
 
2.    Dobok
Competitors must wear the “officially approved” ITF Dobok.
Female competitors may wear a white T- shirt under the Dobok jacket.
All competitors must wear their belt.
 
Only approved sports glasses may be worn in the sparring that are designed to withstand impact. All normal glasses must be removed before sparring.
 
 
SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTIVE WEAR
 
Competitors must wear:
1.    Groin guards (mandatory for males only) must be worn inside the Dobok
2.    Gloves, boots and a head guard.
3.    Mouth guards
 
Safety equipment must be of an approved type. Closed fingered gloves, boots that completely cover the toes and no equipment should be held together with tape.
 
Competitors may, optionally, wear the following:
4.    Shin protectors (Not football shin guards)
5.    Breast protectors (optional for female only) must be worn inside the Dobok jacket.
 
All competitors with injuries which require bandaging or strapping of any kind must satisfy the Tournament doctor of their need, and obtain approval of type before performing i.e. no pins or hard material can be worn.
 
No jewellery, watches or other adornments may be worn, hair may be kept in place using a material of a soft elastic nature only, no grips or slides are allowed.
 
 
 
 
MEDICAL ATTENTION
 
First Aid personnel’s recommendations with regard to competitor’s further participation following injury must be adhered to.
 
 
COACHES
 
As many of the students competing will not have a coach as they are officiating there will be no coaching allowed. You may encourage your competitor from the sidelines.
 
 
OFFICIAL TERMINOLOGY
 
1.    CHA RYOT - Attention
2.    KYONG YE - Bow
3.    JUN BI - Ready
4.    SHIJAK - Start
5.    HAECHYO - Separate
6.    GAESOK - Continue
7.    GOMAN – Stop/End
8.    JU UI HANNA – One Warning
9.    GAM JUM HANNA – One Foul (deduct one point)
10.  SIL KYUK - Disqualification
11.  HONG - Red
12.  CHONG - Blue
13.  JUNG JI – Time stop
14.  DONG CHONG - Draw
15.  IL HUE JONG – First round
16.  I HUE JONG – Second round
17.  SAM HUE JONG – Third round (First point scored)
18.  SUNG – Winner
 
 
COURTESY
 
Competitors must at all times bow to the Jury and also to each other at the beginning and end of each performance/match.
 
 
 
 
 
PATTERNS
 
You may choose your own pattern and this should be no lower than one pattern below your grade. A yellow belt that does not know Dan-Gun yet may choose to do Chon-Ji.
 
 
SPARRING
 
DURATION OF BOUTS AND DECISIONS
 
Individual
Individual elimination and final bouts will be two (1) round of (1 1/2) minute’s duration.
In the case of a draw, a further one (30) second round will take place and if it results in a further draw then the first scored point assigned by at least two (2) Referees at the same split second will decide who the winner is.
 
 
 
TARGET AREA
 
Head at the front, side and top of the head but not at the back.
The trunk of the body from shoulder to navel vertically and from a line drawn from the armpit vertically down to the waist on each side (that is frontal area only, excluding the back).
 
 
POINT AWARDS
 
One (1) point will be awarded for any legal Hand Attack directed to mid or high section. Two (2) points will be awarded for any legal Foot Attack directed to mid section.
Three (3) points will be awarded for any legal Foot Attack directed to high section.
 
 
LIGHT CONTACT SCORING PROCEDURE SYSTEM
 
In competition a technique is valid according to a light contact system and if:
 
1.    It is executed correctly.
2.    Its dynamic, that is to say it is delivered with strength, purpose, speed and precision.
3.    Its controlled on the target.
 
MINUS POINTS/FOULS
 
One point will be deducted for the following offences:
 
1.    Heavy contact.
2.    Attacking a fallen opponent.
3.    Leg sweeping.
4.    Holding/grabbing.
5.    Intentional attack to a target other then mentioned in ‘Target Area’
 
 
WARNINGS
 
Warnings will be assigned for the following offences:
 
1.    Pretending to have scored a point by raising one or both arms.
2.    Stepping completely out of the ring (both feet).
3.    Falling down, whether intentional or not (it means any part of the body, other than the feet, touching the ground).
4.    Faking a blow, pretending to be injured to gain an advantage.
5.    Intentionally avoiding sparring.
6.    Adjusting equipment during the bout without the consent of the Centre Referee.
7.    Unintentional attack to a target other then mentioned in ‘Target Area’
8.    Pushing with the hands, shoulders or body.
 
The sum of three (3) warnings automatically means deducting one (1) point.
N.B. If an athlete is pushed out of the ring with intent (without undergoing a technique) then he will not receive a warning. The athlete who pushed shall receive a warning.
 
DISQUALIFICATION
 
1.    Misconduct against officials or ignoring instructions.
2.    Uncontrolled or excessive contact.
3.    Receiving three (3) minus points/fouls directly given by the Centre Referee.
4.    Being under influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs.
5.    Loss of temper.
6.    Insulting an opponent, coach and or official.
7.    Biting, scratching.
8.    Attacking with the knee, elbow or forehead.
9.    Causing a knockout.
N.B.: A competitor that insults an opponent, coach or official will be disqualified from the rest of the competition.
 
 
INJURY
 
 
When a competitor is injured, the Centre Referee must stop the match and call the first aiders. At the moment the first aiders are in front of the injured competitor, they have a maximum of 3 minutes to diagnose, treat the wounds and decide about the match and competition continuation.
When a competitor cannot compete anymore because of the first aiders decision and according to the decision of the Ring Council (Jury President, Centre Referee and Corner referees)
 
1.    He/she is the winner if his/her opponent is responsible.
2.    He/she is the loser if his/her opponent is not responsible.
 
An injured competitor that is unfit to fight cannot continue for the time/day(s) set according to the first aiders decision.
 
4.    A competitor that refuses to accept the first aiders and/or the Ring Council decision will be disqualified and taken out of the competition.
5.    If two competitors get injured at the same time and both are unfit to fight according to the first aiders decision, the winner is the contender that has more scored points at that moment. If the competitors are even, the Ring Council will decide about the bout.
 
N.B.: A competitor that causes a KO (meaning to be unconscious) or causes a concussion in sparring competition will be disqualified. The opponent that receives a KO or concussion shall not be able to compete again during the whole event.
 
 
BOUT PROCEDURE
 
 
Sparring competitors will commence the bout on the start positions, each with a red or blue sash to differentiate between them. Mouth protection gear must be worn at all times. At the command of the Centre Referee the competitors bow in turn to the Jury table, Centre Referee and then to each other. The Centre Referee will then start the Light Contact Sparring with the command “SHIJAK” and the competitors will continue to spar until the Referee issues the command “HAECHYO”.
At this point the competitors cease to spar and remain where they are until restarted.
An audible signal of time will end the round and/or bout. The reverse for bowing will ensure and the result will be declared.
In a draw situation, warnings and/or minus points are not carried forward. If a competitor leaves the ring they must re-start one (1) metre inside the ring.
 
TIMING
 
On the first “SHIJAK” (Start) command from the Centre Referee the timekeeper starts the clock until full time, unless the Centre Referee calls for a “time out” by saying “JUNG JI”. At this time the timekeeper stops the clock until the next “GAESOK” (Continue) command is given.
 
 
 
SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
 
 
1/ The start position for flying high kick will be ‘L’ stance forearm guarding block.  2/ There will be no line up.
3/ At the end of your attempt you must land in ‘L’ stance forearm guarding block whether you are successful or not.
4/ If the competitor hits the pad with the correct foot part (ball of the foot) then they will continue to the next round unless they touch the ground with another part of their body other than their feet.
5/ If we get to a situation where all competitors miss on the final round they will be given one more go and if they all miss again then the winner will be the smallest competitor.

 

Colour Belt Grading Seminar

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 12:14 PM Comments comments (0)
Saturday 16th September

This seminar is open to all green belts to red belts although black tags are welcome to attend. All ages may attend (Adult - Junior - Peewee). The training fee is £7 (£5 each if more than one from the same family are training). The training will take place at Ashton on Mersey High School, Cecil Avenue, Sale from 1pm to 4pm.

Although it is not compulsory to attend the seminar so that you can grade I believe that there are big gains to be made by doing so.

There will be a patterns competition at the end of the seminar for all age groups with bronze, silver and gold medals up for grabs. All juniors and peewees will receive an attendance badge that they can sew onto their dobok. 

ITF European Championships 2016 - Finland

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 7:16 AM Comments comments (0)
Izzy Brider travelled over to Finland for her first senior event after having a brilliant last year as a junior in 2015 becoming European and World Champion at patterns.

I am very happy to report that Izzy won a bronze medal in individual sparring and was a member of the England sparring team who won a silver medal.

ITF World Cup 2016 - Budapest

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Trident World Cup Report
 
On Monday 10th October, Mr Miley VI degree led his team from the Trident Taekwon-do Group off to Budapest for the ITF World Cup.  The World Cup is a massive event with 1800 competitors taking part from 57 countries.  11 students from the Trident Group were due to compete throughout the course of the competition, with a mix of ages and grades; Mr Phil Mottershead III degree, Mr Simon Hynes III degree, Miss Izzy Brider III degree, Miss Anna Reed II degree, Miss Sarah Elliott II degree, Miss Romy Mottershead II degree, Miss Rebecca Dean I degree, Miss Lily Thompson I degree, Mr Aysin Dervish I degree, Sonia Thompson red belt and Havva Dervish red belt. Our very own Mr Jeff Brider IV degree was also umpiring during the tournament. Special mention also needs to go to John Bracegirdle who sadly had to pull out of competing after working very hard to prepare, due to a knee injury he suffered during the British Championships.   


 



After a successful weigh-in for all competitors on 11th October they could relax somewhat whilst waiting to start competing the following day. 
 
The first day of the tournament was a busy day of patterns for the Trident Team and also a very successful day. The first medal of the day was won by Havva Dervish who won a Bronze medal in her patterns category.  This was Havva's first time competing at this level and she faced some stiff competition along the way. Next up was a Gold medal for Izzy Brider in her first Senior World Cup and a Gold medal for Lily Thompson, who was also competing at this level for the first time and was the youngest member of the Trident Team. 


 



The second day of the competition saw sparring time for most of our competitors. There were some extremely tough fights, with all our competitors sparring within a very short space of time, which led to some problems with coaching and saw Mr Lee Anderson IV degree from Scotia being drafted in to assist.  Big thanks to Lee for his excellent coaching.  After some incredibly close fights, with Romy Mottershead being extremely unlucky to lose on golden point after drawing with her opponent twice, only Izzy Brider would make it through to the medal positions. Her semi-final against Miss Silvia Farigu from Italy was extremely close with a draw in the first round but she was eventually victorious in the second round to take her place in the final. It is worth noting that Miss Farigu has dominated that sparring division for quite a number of years. Sadly, Izzy was beaten by Miss Katrina Carr from Scotland in the final so took home the Silver medal. 
 
As the team had now finished competing they were able to relax and enjoy the sights of Budapest as well as watching some of the action throughout the rest of the tournament.  
 
Our award winning was not yet over though, Miss Izzy Brider was crowned joint Senior Female Overall World Cup Champion! This is a massive achievement in her first Senior World Cup and is a great reward for the dedication that she puts in. 
 
Congratulations go to everyone who competed, it doesn't matter if you won a medal or not, it takes a great deal of courage to stand up and compete at tournaments of this level, everybody performed extremely well and I'm sure those who weren't successful this time will have learned some lessons and will be back stronger than ever at the next event. Congratulations also to Mr Miley and all of the Instructors/Coaches who have worked hard to help prepare the students for the competition and to Mr Brider who was busy for the entire length of the tournament as an Umpire. 
 
Last but not least, congratulations and thanks go to the parents of the younger members of the team. Without the parents giving up their time to take students to classes and other events and supporting them through successes and failures they wouldn't have been able to step out and compete on that stage at all. 
 
Jayne Heywood III

Publicity Officer for the Northern Region



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