Weald Taekwon-Do

News:

Student Web Portal: Access it Here and save the link on your devices

You all now have access to the online portal to see your theory sheets, enter our VTA competitions and  to update your contact details.
You will also be able to check the status of your VTA / BTC License too.
You need to register individually and check the details are correct.

Next Grading is on 3rd December!

I am currently looking at who is eligible and of those, who is actually ready.
Bring your A game folks :)
This would be in Crowborough and under Master Lear.

VTA Competition in Tonbridge on 5th November!

We had our best ever number of students enter this competition and came back with amazing results:

Dave        Gold in Sparring

Dave        Gold in Power
Heidi        Gold in Patterns
Meadow  Gold in Patterns
Karek       Gold in Patterns
Karek       Gold in Sparring
Alex          Gold in Sparring
Alex          Silver in Patterns
Alex          Silver in Special Technique
Euan        Bronze in Sparring
Evan         Bronze in Sparring

Owen       Bronze in Special Technique
Alistair     Bronze in Patterns

Jack had an almighty difficult fight in his first round in Sparring - up against a junior Black Belt no less and he gave an exceptional account of himself!

Hannah had a great go at the Special Technique but didn't make it to the final rounds.


Evie narrowly missed out of a Bronze medal in Patterns by 3 flags to 2 in both her rounds. 

William also was in the same group as Jack and had a similar experience as Jack but still put up a very good account of himself.

Harvey was unfortunately pretty ill and could not make it to the event.


Alex and Euan were in the same group for sparring and was a good tussle between them with Alex just pulling ahead on his way to that Gold.

I am super proud of all of your efforts and for entering this competition. It just shows that your hard work has paid off for you all and hopefully will encourage the others to enter next year.


Half Term Awards 12th and 14th October!

Winner for Cranbrook is Alex
Winner for Tenterden is Jamie


VTA Competition - 5th November in Tonbridge

Entry is now OPEN online here for the last competition of the year. I would like as many entrants as possible and anyone with a yellow tag or above should be looking to enter this event. More details from Mr Hutcheson at your next classes.


VTA Guest Seminar on 23rd September 2017

On the 23rd, we had a true ITF and WAKO Legend come to Tonbridge and deliver a special Seminar to well over 100 students. From the youngest of kids right up to the Senior Black Belts. 
Mr Barada is a 3x ITF World Champion, 6x ITF European Champion, 3x King of Taekwon-Do, 5x WAKO World Champion, 5x WAKO European Champion and he retired Undefeated after 84 fights.
The sessions were divided into ages and grades and covered a lot of sparring drills, techniques and applications. The kids even got a chance to spar with Mr Barada individually. 
It was an excellent day, very physical and an honour to be a part of this special event.


NEW Term starts back on the 7th and 9th September - Usual times!

Beginners welcome, we have a few spaces in the kids classes left!


End of Term Awards 20th and 22nd July!

Winner for Cranbrook is Evan
Winner for Tenterden is Evie


Black Belt Test on 15th July 2017

It was a long day and involved 14 students all trying to get their belts but on this occasion the number of successful students was only 50%.

Sadly, both Mr H and Euan were not successful on this occasion.
This has only made them both more determined for next time.


Grading on 8th July 2017

On the 8th July, we had several students go for their next grade: Results will be at your next class!

Ruben          Passed
Theo             Passed
Dave             Passed
Rebecca       Passed
William        Passed
Cameron     Passed
Jack               Passed
Harvey         Passed
Meadow      Passed
George        Passed
Jamie           Passed
Jacob           Passed
Evan            Passed
William       Passed


Half Term awards for May 2017

Congratulations to Evan and Evie


Seminar in Crowborough May 6th 2017

Congratulations to all those that attended this, it was a good day.
Hopefully you all found it fun and useful and had the opportunity to meet some other students from other clubs within VTA.
Details and images can be found here.


VTA Competition #1 for 2017 - Redhill Sunday 26th March:

Well done to those that entered this event!
Meadow
Harvey
Jack
Angus - Gold in Sparring
Euan - Silver in Sparring and Bronze in Special Technique


End of Term awards March 2017:

Congratulations to Eve and Jackson on winning these this time.


End of December 2016 Term and Student of the Year Awards:

Well done to:
Jamie and Emma on winning the End of Term Awards
George, Meadow, Jack and Angus on winning the Student of the Year Awards in their respective classes.
Good Job! 


Vision at the IIC in Paris November 2016

We have just returned from Paris, having spent the weekend at the 114th International Instructor's Course, which is run by the ITF Technical Committee.
The instruction come direct from 2 Grandmasters and a Master no less and covers patterns, self defence, step sparring and for those going for a belt above 4th degree - a test.

This IIC was particularly special as it was attended by our current 2 Masters and saw the promotion to Master for Mr Lear. We now have 3 Masters within Vision and looking around, our standard is right up there with the finest.

There were over 20 countries represented at this IIC and it was good to see many familiar faces, international competitors, coaches, and friends from previous events attended.

Pictures are in the gallery.



ITF World Cup in Budapest - 11/10/16 - 16/10/16

Vision took a squad to the World Cup in Budapest In October and had some mixed success.
(These are held every 2 years and are open to Blue Belts and above from 12years old right up to the most senior category of 46yrs and over!
If you wish to enter the next one then let your instructor know and we can discuss what's involved)

Seminar with Master Cooley - 24/09/16

Being a part of the very successful Vision TKD, we were extended an invite to all of our members to attend a seminar with Master Stephen Cooley on 24th September in Tonbridge, Kent.  

Master Cooley is one of the greatest coaches in Taekwon-Do, developing the Irish team into one of the most successful on the World stage.

The day was split into 3 sessions. The first was for 12 years and under. Master Cooley had the students perform lots of movement exercises, working on biomechanics and primal movements. The session was very different to anything that they had done before and it was great to see that all the kids (and parents) were hanging on the Irish coach’s every word. Of particular interest was Master Cooley’s use of music during the session to help concentration.
The second session for for the older kids and colour belt adults. The warm up was fast and furious and involved lots of footwork and plyometric exercises.  They then moved on to lots of sparring drills before an interesting burpee exercise to the ACDC song Thunderstrike.

The final session was three hours for the black tags and above. Again the focus was on footwork and movement. The students used hoops to practice footwork and balance before doing drills on the kickshields. Then the last hour was sparring drills, each one building on the next


Vision Competition Crowborough - 17/07/16

The competition had nearly 200 competitors again and over 80 divisions which for the 2nd time this year is the biggest closed competition VTA has run. Unfortunately there were several problems  leading to a disruption to the schedule and some divisions. We started a little later and finished 1hr later than scheduled, which was great going to catch up on earlier in the day.

It should be noted that this year VTA have taken great strides to implement the new electronic system, new categories and a new online registration system.

No other TKD group in the UK would not have the courage to run a mini league system through fear of over running and if you take into consideration that ITF England only had an extra 100 competitors at their competition they ran until 9pm with a straight knockout draw system, then actually we have done very very well in only being an hour behind.

We had 4 entrants this time round:

Mr Hutcheson - Bronze in Power
Mr Hutcheson - Bronze in Patterns
Karek - Gold in Patterns
Karek - Silver in Special Technique
Euan - Bronze in Sparring



Colour Belt Grading - 03/07/16

The Colour Belt Grading last week (3rd July) went well and we had 5 students going for their next grade. 
I am pleased to announce that all 5 passed!


Mr Hutcheson passed another Instructor's Certificate in Self Defence:

Mr H went away over 20/21/22/23 May on a T.E. Course and passed to level of Instructor!
This course has been 6 years in the waiting and will hopefully open up other avenues.


Hoodies in Stock:

Sizes are:
Kids:  £25
M          5/6 years
L           7/8 years
XL         9/11 years
XXL       12/13 years

Adults:  £30
S            35-37 Inch Chest
M          38-40 Inch Chest
L           41-43 Inch Chest
XL         44-46 Inch Chest
XXL        47-49 Inch Chest



VTA Seminar - 14/05/16

Yesterday we had a good number of students attend the annual VTA Seminar over in Crowborough.
This Seminar was particularly special in that it was also celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the VTA Association!
There were more students than in previous years and the numbers keep growing.  The students were split into 2 sections, kids and adult grades and the sessions were fast and furious and covered kicking techniques, self defence, patterns, demonstration sparring, boxing, sparring, flying kicks and breaking.
The kids finished at lunchtime whilst the adults continued on until 4pm and the black belts staying until 5pm to go through their patterns.
For those of us that went on to the 20th anniversary party, there was much to celebrate and long may the VTA continue to be a significant force in ITF Taekwon-Do in England.



Umpires Course - 07/05/16

It was a pleasure to attend the VTA Umpire's Course today along with some of my senior grade students.
This event was well organised as usual from our VTA and went through our new electronic scoring system. This should make a noticeable difference to the VTA Competitions with our ever increasing number of competition entrants.
There was a good mix of Black Belts along with our up and coming future Black Belts and a good time was undoubtedly had by all.
More importantly, it gives more students the basic knowledge, understanding and an insight into what the current Umpires do on these events.
Speaking to the Weald students, they enjoyed it and it was good to see them mixing in with the other schools, getting to know more people and really integrating into the VTA family.
Roll on July!



Colour Belt Grading  -12/03/16

On the 12th March, we had a 3 TKD Mini's reach the level of Red Stripe so congratulations go to:
Jamie
Elizabeth
George
In the afternoon we had 14 students go over to Tunbridge Wells to be graded by Mr Thompson. Passes for:
Brad, Jackson, Meadow, Liam, Olivia, Sammie, Owen, Jack, Cameron, Will, Dave, Rebecca, Ruben and Theo.
Well done to you all!



VTA Competition Tonbridge - 06/02/16

VTA Competition Results from 6th February 2016:
Jack - GOLD in Patterns
Rebecca - SILVER in Patterns
Meadow - BRONZE in Patterns
Ruben - BRONZE in Patterns
Well done to all competitors and we must not forget Liberty and William who put in some amazing performances.


CLASS TIMES

Thursdays: Kids (7-13yrs)     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursdays: (14yrs + Adults)  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 
Saturday: Kids  (7-13yrs)   10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday: (14yrs + Adults) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 
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07919 214 617
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We will be happy to answer any questions.
Weald Taekwon-Do
Weald Taekwon-Do was formed in 2015 and has classes in Cranbrook and Tenterden.
 
We are associated with the highly successful Vision Taekwon-Do Association in Crowborough and ITF England.
 
Our instructors are all registered with the British TaekwonDo Council, Insured and have undergone DBS (formerly CRB) checks.
 
We cater for students as young as 4 yrs old in our young kids program.