Monday, 26 November 2012

Little Tigers graduation and Juniors grading 16/12/2012

The next Little Tigers graduation and Juniors Taekwondo grading will take place on Sunday 16th of December at The Welsh Institute of Sports in Cardiff.

Little Tigers:
Welsh Institute of Sport
CF11 9SW
Start 11:15am
Please arrive 15min before grading

Juniors Taekwondo:
Welsh Institute of Sport
CF11 9SW
Start 1:30pm
Please arrive 15min before grading

Note: there will be no spectators allowed in the Juniors Taekwondo Grading, all lower grades will be on first, so that they can leave asap. They will then have their results in class.

The grading forms must be completed and returned with the grading fees plus an up to date T.A.G.B license, no later than 4 days prior to the arranged date.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Braulio Estima BJJ seminar

Last night, I had the chance to take part in a seminar with multiple time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and ADCC winner Braulio Estima! The seminar was organised by my Instructors, Chris rees and Rob Taylor, and took place in Swansea at the Gracie Barra Chris Rees Academy headquarters with more than 80 adult students.

It was once again a great opportunity to train under such an amazing grappler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend. The seminar went on for 3 hours and we went through a series of drills and techniques and tested them in live sparring towards the end of the class. Braulio is a fantastic instructor and his technical ability, the way he explains every position and every detail and his knowledge made this one of the best seminars I've had the chance to attend.

A few students got promoted as well at the end of the night and received their new belts, which made this an even more memorable event. I cannot wait for the next one!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Jade Jones seminar review

On Sunday the 4th of November Miss Jade Jones, Olympic gold Medalist of Wales, made a special appearance and presented a Taekwondo training seminar at the National Sports Centre for Wales in Cardiff.

Jade who is now the current World Taekwondo number 1 and Olympic Champion was promoted By Mr Joseph Schembri and Mr Gordon Fearn, both former Taekwondo World Champions who are very well known throughout the Martial Arts community.

Jade began training in Taekwondo at a very young age in Flint, North Wales. When she was a teenager her grandfather brought her down to train at the National Junior Welsh squad training in Cardiff under Mr Schembri and Master Gianni peros. From a young age her talent shone through and after achieving many titles and representing Wales in non Olympic TKD, it was obvious she had bigger achievements ahead. Jade then went on to train in Manchester, at the British TKD Olympic head quarters and the rest is history. Jade is the 1st Olympic TKD champion from the UK and has a lot more success to come.

On the day there were over 200 students who took part in the class and everybody had a chance to see the Olympic champion in action, listen to her precious advice and even train with her.

Jade taught two separate classes from children aged 4 years to adults in there 50's. She showed all the skills that made her the great Olympian she is today and she gave a good account of herself by spreading her knowledge of the sport to all the up and coming TKD stars.

It was a very special day and this would have not been possible without Mr Schembri and Mr Fearn who organised this fantastic event and Mr Brian Taylor who worked hard all day!!

Jade Jones is truly our Olympic Champion, on behalf of all Welsh and British TKD students, we thank her for attending our seminar and we wish her the best for Rio 2016!!