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