Wow – what a fantastic day we had celebrating the 75th anniversary of Chungdokwan (1944 – 2019). Thank you to those that attended the special celebrations and thank you to our members for your continued support.
The special event included a training seminar led by Grandmaster Byeonghyun Shin of Chungdokwan Korea, followed by a celebratory dinner at a Korean restaurant. The dinner included speeches by Grandmaster Shin and I, with gifts of appreciation handed out to the TCGB Committee for all their exceptional hard work.
To conclude the evening, there was a karaoke party – great fun! Among others in attendance, Grandmasters Shin, Lawrence and I all took turns with the microphone. I believe our Taekwondo is better than our singing.
Thank you to everyone that supported the TCGB National Championships 2019 – a celebration of 75 years of Chungdokwan.
Well done and thank you to all poomsae and kyorugi competitors, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators. It honestly couldn’t have happened without you. There were wonderful poomsae performances, spirited sparring contests and many friendships made and renewed over the two days.
We hope you enjoyed the event and we look forward to seeing you soon, starting with the seminar on Saturday 13th April led by Grandmaster Byeonghyun Shin!
Thank you to everyone that attended the TCGB National Championships 2019 in Bracknell last weekend. Without your continued and loyal support, the Championships would not be successful and enjoyed by everyone, year after year.
A special thank you to the TCGB Tournament Committee for all the hard work in the organisation and running of the event. Personally, I cannot take any credit for this excellent work as I am not part of the Tournament Committee. However, I am currently working and aiming to conduct a special Instructors and high grade (black belt) “Training Day” in the summer. News of this event will follow at a later date.
I would also like to thank those that helped out with the running of the tournament over the two days, particularly officials (referees and judges), volunteers, first-aid and the TCGB Committee members. A huge well done and thank you to you all.
Well done to all the competitors. I hope you enjoyed taking part and gained valuable experience for future events. I also hope you all liked the new design of the medals. This change was to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Chungdokwan – a wonderful achievement!
On a slightly different note, it was really nice to see many TCGB Instructors at the competition and I really appreciate the nice comments surrounding my recent 8th Dan Kukkiwon promotion.
Thank you again for your support and hard work. May we continue to train hard together and enjoy the challenges and learning that Taekwondo presents.
Thank you to all Taekwondo Chungdokwan Great Britain (TCGB) members for your continued support, honesty and trust. This year we have seen progress in strengthening relations with our Chungdokwan friends at home and overseas. I personally have just returned from South Korea and presented Grandmaster Park Hae Man with a Christmas card on behalf of our association.
A special thank you to the TCGB committee for helping us meet the many challenges of 2018. I would also like to say well done to those candidates that have recently attended the winter TCGB Dan Grade promotion test in Swanmore.
2019 looks to be an exciting year – in particular, please make a note in your diary for the TCGB National Championships planned over two days, 23rd and 24th March at the Bracknell Leisure Centre. This will be a special event commemorating Chungdokwan’s 75-year anniversary. A special celebration dinner is also planned on the Saturday evening.
In 2019, we will continue to hold instructor/black belt meetings, while we are also planning to introduce instructor/black belt training sessions. The aim is to enjoy training together, learn and improve overall standards within TCGB.
The next opportunity for our members to meet will be at the TCGB AGM on Sunday 3rd February. Registration from 1pm at the Manning Room, Roman Catholic Church of St Ignatius of Loyola, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 6QB. It would be great to see members and especially instructors and senior grades in attendance. Thank you again for your support and hard work. May we continue to train hard together and enjoy the challenges and learning that Taekwondo presents.
Short video from a training session last weekend, led by TCGB Sport Development Officer Master Dean Gibbs, where Southampton University Taekwondo Club (SUTKD) visited Chung Yong Taekwondo Academy (CYTA). Hard work and friendship.
There were over 70 participants at the TCGB All-In-One Seminar in Swanmore on Saturday. A huge thank you to all the instructors that supported poomsae, sparring and self-defence sessions. So much knowledge within the association which you are passing onto the next generation!
Also, during the seminar, Technical Director Master Michael King and Vice-President Grandmaster Lindsay Lawrence recreated a photo from over 40 years ago (see below). This is the family spirit that makes Chungdokwan!
TCGB is delighted to be hosting another All-In-One Seminar on Saturday 27th October. Grandmaster Lindsay Lawrence and I hope to see Instructors and members of all grades attend this special event. The opportunity to train together, meet other students and Instructors is an important part of Taekwondo practice. This is in keeping with the spirit of the martial art. In addition, there will be an Instructors meeting conducted at the end of the training day.
Train hard, enjoy the challenge and learning that Taekwondo presents.
In preparation for the Chungdokwan Open 2018 in Ireland, TCGB Vice-President Grandmaster Lindsay Lawrence has arranged additional training at the Ark Academy on 15 and 29 September (12-3pm), as well as Tiffin School on Mondays (7-9pm) and Thursdays (6-8pm) from 24 September. The sessions will cover both poomsae and kyorugi. £5 per session. We hope to see you there – all welcome, even if you are not able to attend the competition.
Ark Academy, Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9JP
Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6RL
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