Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 Review

First of all, as always, I would like to thank all my students for their hard work, commitment and dedication in training! Thank you also to all parents and guardians for your continuous support to both clubs. It has been another fantastic year!

2014 has been a very exciting and busy year for me with the opening of my second Taekwondo school in Porthcawl. This has allowed me to realise the long time dream of becoming a full time Taekwondo Instructor in September. There is still a lot of hard work for me to do in order to grow the schools, improve as a teacher and give my students the very best instruction, but I know that with everybody’s commitment and perseverance, 2015 will be an amazing year!


Once again, we have had a very successful year when it comes to gradings and I would like to congratulate Jake White in particular for getting his 1st Dan Black Belt in April, after more than 5 years of continuous training! Well done Jake! Everybody is doing a fantastic job going up the ranks with many more students getting closer to achieving their goal of becoming a Black Belt. I am looking forward to take the next group to the Black Belt grading in April 2015!

The Little Tigers students also keep on displaying great enthusiasm and continue to improve with every session, with a few of them making a very successful transition into the Junior Taekwondo classes. I really feel that the Little Tigers program is a fantastic opportunity for the younger students to develop and create positive habits for the future.

Congratulations also to all the students taking part in competitions in 2014! Testing your skills in a competitive environment is always a challenge but you will all learn and benefit from your experiences. Win or lose, you all deserve to be praised for your hard work and I know that more medals and titles are on the way!

I would also like to thank again all my fantastic Coaches, Instructors, training partners and friends for helping me prepare for the challenges ahead and improve with every training session. Your help is very much appreciated.

As I said last year, I would like to encourage my students to set goals and challenges, never give up and be humble. I will in return, try to set a positive example and role model by continuing to set challenges for myself, improve as an Instructor and support all my students reach their goals and potential. We have an exciting and busy year 2015 ahead of us and a lot to look forward to! More competitions, more Taekwondo gradings, more training camps and seminars... But by far the most important thing of all, more fun!!!

Well done and thank you all once again for your support and dedication, I’m sure that we will all have an amazing 2015!
Happy New Year!

Neil Gimbel

Sunday, 21 December 2014

December grading results

Congratulationd to all students taking part in our last grading of the year this morning! The event was again a huge success with more than 100 students testing for the next level.
the following names all passed their grading:

Benjamin Arnesen
Rhydian Bailey
Kitty Davies
Elsie Davies
Christian Turner
Harry Turner
Yvie Williams
Ned Wisenden
Iestyn Owens
Tom Walter
Megan Barnfield
Harlie Westgate
Oliver Preston

A special mention to the following students who achieved a higher mark with an A pass!

Luca Phillips
Oliver Tregear
Zak Jackson
Isabella Walters

Well done everyone, I hope you all have a great Christmas! See you in January!





Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas break 2014

December 2014

Dear Parents/ Guardians & Members,

Taekwondo 2014 Christmas Break

With the school holidays looming and impending holidays planned, we will close training between the 22nd  of December 2014 and the 5th of January 2015. Therefore, the last training session will be on Friday the 19thof December and we will re-commence training on Monday the 5th of January 2015, (usual times).

May I take this opportunity to wish you a lovely Christmas Holiday and thank you for your continued support to the clubs. Please remember that I am always contactable on my mobile 07855487404 or by email: neiltkdfr@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Next Grading - 21st December 2014 Taekwondo Centre Cardiff

Please note our last grading of the year will take place on: 21st December 2014

Master Peros Super Center
Cardiff
194b Cowbridge Road East
CF5 1GW

Grading will start at 10am and will last 2 hours. We ask kindly for you to leave your child with us for the full 2 hours, as the venue will not be big enough for parents to watch.

The results will be given when we start back in January as there won't be any classes after the grading due to the Christmas break.

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

Thursday, 23 October 2014

T.A.G.B. British Championships 2014

The T.A.G.B. British Championships 2014 will be on the 30th of November and will take place at the Worcester Arena, Worcester.

Address:
Worcester Arena
Hylton Road
Worcester
WR2 5JN

All entry forms to be in by the 7th of November please.

All competitors to arrive by 9am.

COMPETITORS
All competitors may only wear standard white T.A.G.B. doboks or the most recent national doboks (No club doboks).

Please contact me for more infos.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Next Grading – 14th October 2014 Llantwit Major School

Please note our next grading will take place on:

14th October 2014
Llantwit Major High School
Ham Lane East
CF61 1TQ

There will be no spectators allowed in the grading, all lower grades will be on first, so that they can leave asap. They will then have their results in class.

Grading will start at 6:15pm
for all grades.

The grading form must be completed and returned with the grading fee plus an up to date T.A.G.B licence, no later than 7 days prior to the arranged date.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Porthcawl Little Tigers


The Porthcawl Little Tigers class will start on Tuesday the 16th of September.

The new class is for children between the age of 4 and 6 years old and will be running every Tuesdays and Fridays (4pm to 4:30) at the Y Centre, Porthcawl.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

National Area Black Belt Pre-Grading Sessions October 2014

Here are the dates and details of the pre-grading sessions for the 2nd/1st Kup and Black Belts students.
Note: the students grading in October must take part in all 3 pre-grading sessions!

Wales:

Tae Kwon Do Centre 194b Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF5 1GW

All Sessions: 11am 2nd/1st Kup - 12:30 1st Dans - 14:00 2nd Dans and above

                Saturday 13th of September 2014
                    Saturday 4thof October 2014
                   Saturday 11thof October 2014

All 2nd/1st kup & Black Belts who are not grading need to attend at least one of the above sessions at a cost of £5.

Arrive at least 15min before start and bring your T.A.G.B. licence.

White T.A.G.B. doboks only!

Please contact your instructor for more informations.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer break 2014

July 2014

Dear Parents/ Guardians & Members,

Taekwondo 2014 Summer Break

With the school holidays looming and impending holidays planned, we will close training between the 16th of August and the 1st of September 2014. Therefore, the last training session will be on Friday the 15th of August and we will re-commence training on Monday the 1st of September 2014, (usual times).

IMPORTANT: Due to the clubs being closed in the last 2 weeks of August, all students will have the option to train at both venues (Cowbridge and Porthcawl) for the first 2 weeks of August. This will give students the opportunity to train up to 4 times a week during that time.

May I take this opportunity to wish you a lovely summer break and thank you for your continued support to the clubs.  Please remember that I am always contactable on my mobile 07855487404 or by email: neiltkdfr@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, 29 June 2014

June Grading results

Congratulations to all the Cowbridge and Porthcawl students who took part in the grading on Saturday the 21st of June. Everybody passed and did really well on the day! No time to relax though as there is always new exciting stuff to learn on our way to the next level! Well done :-)



Saturday, 21 June 2014

Grading 21/06/2014

Congratulations to all students grading at Master Peros Centre this morning in Cardiff! The grading was once again a huge success with more than 100 students displaying their Taekwondo skills. All students will get their results in class next week. Well done!










Sunday, 11 May 2014

Next Grading - 21st June 2014 Taekwondo Centre Cardiff

Please note our next grading will take place on: 21st June 2014

Master Peros Super Center
Cardiff
194b Cowbridge Road East
CF5 1GW

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

Grading will start at 11am for all grades.

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

Friday, 2 May 2014

New Black Belt!

Jake White 1st degree Black Belt!

Huge congratulations to Jake White who passed his Black Belt grading on Sunday the 27th of April at the T.A.G.B. National Taekwondo Academy in Bristol!

I am very proud to announce that Jake is now a first degree Black Belt after years of hard training and dedication!

Jake started Taekwondo at the age of 6 and was one of the original students when I opened the school in Cowbridge. After over 5 years of commitment, hard work and continuous training, Jake has finally been rewarded for all his efforts!

Well done for this fantastic achievement and for being a great role model for all the other students!!!





Thursday, 1 May 2014

T.A.G.B. Welsh Closed Championships 2014

The 2014 T.A.G.B. Taekwondo Welsh Closed Championships will be held on the 29th of June 2014.

University of South Wales
Caerleon Campus
Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport
South Wales NP18 3QT

Could all entry forms be submitted by the 16th of June 2014.

9:30am start.

Please see your instructor for more information.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

April Black Belt grading timetable


APRIL 2014 BLACK BELT GRADING
AREA TIMETABLE START TIMES
 
ALL TIMES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FIRST GROUPS ON
PER DAY ARE APPROXIMATE


Bristol TKD Academy, 163a Church Road, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9LA


Friday 25th of April               Dan Grades:
1st Dans                                                                   9.30 am   Start                                                       
2nd/ 3rd/ /4th  Dans                                                    12.45 pm   Start                                                      


Saturday 26th of April          1st Kups:
Central  England North                                           9.30 am Start
North Midlands/Scotland                                        11.15 am Start
North of England/Central England South               1.15 pm Start
South Midlands/South East                                     2.15 pm Start


Sunday 27th of April             1st Kups:
Wales                                                                       9.30 am Start
South West (Groups 1 – 6)                                      11.30 am Start
South West (Groups 7 – 11)                                    1.45 pm Start

Saturday, 5 April 2014

T.A.G.B. Welsh Open Championships 2014

The 2014 T.A.G.B. Taekwondo Welsh Open Championships will be held at University of Wales Institute Cardiff, on the 18th of May 2014.

University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Cyncoed Campus
Cyncoed Road
Cardiff
CF23 6XD

9.30am Start.

All competitors may only wear standard white T.A.G.B. doboks, the most recent national doboks or T.A.G.B. Tiger Dobok. (No club doboks)
 
Please give your form and competition fees to your instructor before the closing date on Friday the 24th of April.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Next Grading – 17st March 2014 Llantwit Major School

Please note our next grading will take place on:

17st March 2014
Llantwit Major High School
Ham Lane East
CF61 1TQ

There will be no spectators allowed in the grading, all lower grades will be on first, so that they can leave asap. They will then have their results in class.

Grading will start at 5:30pm for all grades

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

Saturday, 15 February 2014

T.A.G.B. English Championships 2014

The T.A.G.B. English Championships will be held on SUNDAY 16th March 2014

Worcester Arena
Hylton Road
Worcester
WR2 5JN

COMPETITORS:

All competitors to arrive by 9.00 a.m.

All competitors may only wear standard white TAGB doboks, the most recent national doboks or TAGB Tiger Dobok. (No club doboks)

Please give your form and competition fees to your instructor before the closing date on Wednesday the 5th of March.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

National Area Black Belt Pre-Grading Sessions April 2014

Here are the dates and details of the pre-grading sessions for the 2nd/1st Kup and Black Belts students.
Note: the students grading in April must take part in all 3 pre-grading sessions!

Wales:

Tae Kwon Do Centre 194b Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF5 1GW

All Sessions: 11am to 12:15 2nd/1st Kup - 12:15pm to 13:30 1st Dans - 13:30 2nd Dans up

Saturday 5thof April 2014
Saturday 12thof April 2014
Saturday 19thof April 2014

All 2nd/1st kup & Black Belts who are not grading need to attend at least one of the above sessions at a cost of £5.

Arrive at least 15min before start and bring your T.A.G.B. licence.

White T.A.G.B. doboks only!

Please contact your instructor for more informations.

Monday, 6 January 2014

T.A.G.B. South Midlands Championships 2014

Date and information for the next tournament:

T.A.G.B. South Midlands Championships 2014

SUNDAY 9th February 2014
Hereford Leisure Centre
Holmer Road
Hereford HR4 9UD

All entry forms to be in by the 3rd
of February please.

All competitors to arrive at 9:30am

COMPETITORS
All competitors may only wear standard white T.A.G.B. doboks or the most recent national doboks (No club doboks).