Tuesday, 19 July 2016

2016 Taekwondo International World Open Championships

Massive congratulations to 14 years old Ben Arnesen from Cowbridge on placing third at the recent Taekwondo International World Open Championships! 
The tournament took place on the 16th and 17th of July 2016 at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena with upwards of 3,000 competitors coming from all over the World to test their skills and battle it out in the different aspects of Taekwondo. 

The competition was a huge success and ran perfectly over the 2 days to accommodate the thousands of competitors taking part in events such as traditional and musical patterns, point stop and continuous sparring, destruction and International Teams sparring event. 

Ben took a hard fought Bronze medal in the junior red belt heavyweight sparring division after 4 gruelling fights, only narrowly missing out on a place in the finals. This is a fantastic achievement for Ben and a great follow up to his recent third place at the Welsh Open Championships earlier in the year! Ben is the first student at the Cowbridge Neil Gimbel Taekwondo school to get a medal at a World Championship level and is now a role model and inspiration for all his training partners! Years of dedication and consistent training is starting to pay off and Ben's instructor has no doubt that this is only the beginning of a great sporting journey and that more amazing results will follow! Well done Ben!

Friday, 15 July 2016

2016 Summer break

Taekwondo 2016 Summer Break

With the school holidays looming and impending holidays planned, we will close training between the 15th of August and the 1st of September 2016. Therefore, the last training session will be on Friday the 12th of August and we will re-commence training on Thursday the 1st of September 2016, (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 all a lovely summer break and thank you for your continued support to the clubs.