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British Championships Nov 2023

Girls green belt team

A smaller contingent went this year, the World Championships having taken quite a lot out of many of you.  Still, a great haul of medals as always:

Caoimhe Adams - Gold in Team Patterns in a highly competitive division and near miss in Individual Patterns

Oisin Admas - Gold in Team Patterns, near miss in individual patterns

Megan Sills - Gold in Team Patterns

Bella Sills - Gold in Team Patterns, Silver in Tag Team Sparring

Max Hlavac - near miss in Individual patterns in a huge division

Roman Hlavac - Silver in Team Patterns

Bronwyn Harrison - Gold in Team Patterns in a new team too, Bronze in Individual Patterns, naer miss in Tag Team sparring

Charlotte Dunkley - Near miss in Individual Patterns, having to do her pattern some 3 times and just missed a medal!

Gina Burgess - Bronze in Individual Patterns

Holly Jones - Gold in Individual Pattners, Silver in Team Patterns, Silver in Tag Team Sparring

Zac Jones - Bronze in Individual Sparring

Morgan Jones - Gold in Individual Sparring - with a broken toe, Silver in Team Patterns, Bronze in Tag Team Sparring

Lauren Hughes - Gold in Team Patterns, Silver in Individual Sparring

Kaden Roche - Silver in Team Patterns

Rosa Ardito - Bronze in Individual sparring

Phoebe Evans - Gold in Individual Patterns, Silver in Tag Team Sparring

Reuben Evans - near miss in Individual Patterns

There is a public photo album at https://photos.app.goo.gl/encUxARRa3KAD3nH6

Umpires & Referee's Course Nov 23

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There were quite a few people who went to the officials course in Oldbury in November 23.  Some were doing Umpires, some Referees, and Mrs Robson was doing a refresher.  It was an interesting day.  We will be doing some of our own officials training in class too, so you can get some practice in a 'safer' environment than a live competition.  There's only one way to get good at officiating - and that's by doing it!  Both Helen Griffiths and Charlotte Easom were assessed for Umpires 2 and both passed.  Certificates will be handed out in class.

Black Belt Grading Oct 2023

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These 5 brave black tags took their Black Belt grading on Sunday 22nd October.  Congratulations to all - another clean sweep - they all passed.  We might be a bit biased, but we think they were head and shoulders above the other students!

As its half term next week, we'll be giving the belts out in dribs and drabs as many of them are away!

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Our new First Dans are pictured above, left to right:

Charlie Chettle

Bronwyn Harrison

Tom Lewington

Megan Sills

Madison Bull

Jackson White Taekwondo Display Nuneaton

A number of our students did a display in Nuneaton on Saturday 21st October 2023, to help Jackson White raise money for the Salvation Army in Nuneaton.  If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you can do so here.

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Coloured Belt & Star Grading October 2023

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Another good grading, everyone passed.  New Belts, and your trophies/medals for A and A Star grades will be given out in your next class.  Star grade certificates take a little longer.

Sadly it was noted that there was not a lot of "Yes Sir/Ma'am" being used.  Please show your respect.

More photos on our Facebook page in the album "Coloured Belt Grading Oct 23."

World Championships 2023

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Well done to everyone who entered the World Championships.  Here's our competitors. Our students took 59 medals overall, which is amazing from just 67 students.  Mr & Mrs Robson's instructor, Jackson White, also took Gold for super executive sparring.  At age 69 that's quite incredible!

Win lose or draw, you have made us both very proud.  Congratulations to you all.

We got a full page spread in the Daventry Express!

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And there's more on line too!

Daventry Tigers Taekwondo online newspaper article about being in the World Championships and bringing home 60 medals

There are now a number of videos up from the World Championships on our You Tube Channel

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Find out more on our dedicated World Championships page

Grading

June 2023

 

Another great coloured belt and Star grading in Banbury.  Well done to all, solid performances from everyone.

Banbury TAGB Taekwondo grading June 2023
Seren being awarded the best in grading award, six months pregnant.  Award presented by Grand Master David Oliver, Chairman of the TAGB
Theory questions at the grading

Natan gained his First Degree First Star in impressive style.  He did some amazing jumping kicks, then fired off all his theory answers as quickly as GM Oliver could fire them at him.  

 

He did such a good job, a well deserved star!

Star Grading award to Black Belt Natan at Daventry Tigers Taekwondo
pictures of Daventry Tigers at the Welsh Championships 2023

The Welsh Championships 2023

 

Congratulations to those who entered the Welsh Championships this year.  Another impressive medal haul.

World Master Ralph Minott visit

March 2023

World Master Ralph Minott, former Olympian, with Sarah and Mark Robson at Daventry Tigers Taekwondo
World Master Ralph Minott at Daventry Tigers Taekwondo

Students from Daventry, Woodford and Banbury had an unforgettable lesson with none other than former Olympic Taekwondo athlete and 8th degree black belt World Master, Ralph Minott. The session was full of fun and learning, as the students got to experience the expertise of a true legend in the field.

 

It's always inspiring to learn from the best, and these students got to do just that. Congratulations to all involved, and a big Thank You to Ralph Minott for coming down to see us all!

English Championships - March 2023

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45 brave students and 7 officials literally braved the cold at the English Championships in Coventry.  We came out with 44 medals which was a really high ratio of students to medals.  There were 16 Golds, 11 Silvers, 17 Bronzes.  Two new Umpires also cut their teeth at this their first championships.  Whilst of course not everyone came away with a medal, we are proud of you all for representing your club so well..

Tim Chow visit - Feb 2023

Tim Chow, Captain of the TAGB England Sqad, with students at the special flying kicks and sparring class in Banbury

Tim Chow, Captain of the TAGB England Squad, treated us to two fantasic lessons on Sunday 5th Feb.  More pictures on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

The first lesson he taught us how to do flying kicks, and we had some great fun with the crash mats. In the second lesson, students learnt from the very best some top tops on sparring.

It was a great day, and from the smiles on your faces, we're sure you all had a good time too!

 Thank you Tim for a great visit!

New Year Ambush 2023

63 kids packed into Daventry Leisure Centre for a taster event like no other.  It was so much fun!  Many thanks to all our instructors, classroom assistants and other helpers.  This is just a small selection, but you can see more on our Facebook ambush album.

Nicola Turecek visit

A big thank you to Nicola Turecek for coming up from Wales to teach our students at Daventry.  There were three great sessions for all belts.  Hope you are all able to walk now!

News from before 2023 now in separate pages
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