Great day in Stratford Upon Avon, going through importance of child safeguaring in the roles we play as instructors. This was then followed up with our instructor training ensuring consistancy in the style of training and setting high standards across all T-UK member clubs.
Took the opportunity too to interview one of our young athletes Miss Izzy Brider (III) and her father Mr Jeff Brider (IV) who are a great example of a family who've shared their Taekwon-Do journey yet have achieved very different things suited to their abilities. Both interviewer and interviewees were a tad on the nervous side as neigher party had done anything like this before. But you enjoy find it inspiring and enjoyable.
Interview can be found at Cambridge Taekwon-Do's Facebook page
For the weekend of the 25th and 26th November myself, Mr Spiller and Mr Crisp joined a number of others from T-UK including the President Mr Archer and Vice President Mr Ridley in Paris, to attend the 114th International Instructors Course. We were very much looking forward to training again under Grandmasters and Masters in a room of amazing athleticism, skill and individuals with passion for the same art.
There were around 270 attendees from different parts of the world ranging from 1st Degree Balck Belts to 9th Degree Black Belts and from 18 years old upwards. It was an intense, fun, inspiring and educational weekend.
See Articles section for full write up.
Mrs Mirfet Hassan-Spiller (III)
Cambridge had a huge group of adult students take part in the recent T-UK Black Belt Grading. Congratulations to:
Seb Porsdam Mann & Simon Brand on 1st Degree, Katta Hautaviita, Geoff Chapman & Jake Richards on 2nd Degree and Mirfet Hassan-Spiller, David Spiller and Lotan Joseph on 3rd Degree. Brilliant performances all round, and well-deserved rewards. Hard work pays off!