Teaching Taekwon-do can make you extremely Happy and Sad at the same time!
This week we have had the largest groups of students training and filling the dojang since before the Covid lockdowns.
But during the Thursday session one of our lovely ladies suffered a torn tendon and is now in plaster for 6-8 weeks!
The ying and yang of life I guess.
We all wish Amanda a speedy recovery, as she now faces a real test of her indomitable spirit! Your Taekwon-do family will be keeping in touch
Now for the Happy
It was so good for Mr and Mrs B to see such a wonderful group of students enjoying Taekwon-do again. This is something we have worked tirelessly at, to bring the club back from the extreme lows of the lockdowns, and back to teaching our traditional martial art the way it was meant to be!
Thank you ICENI Taekwon-do.
Amanda you will be back, this is just a diversion on your Taekwon-do journey!
New 120 minute training sessions option for Mondays!
New 120 minute training sessions option for Mondays! 120 minute classes (6.30pm to 8.30pm) are now a booking option for ‘existing’ students on Mondays only. The optional extra time will be spent covering in-depth work on students specific techniques, including breaking!
The normal Monday class booking of 90 minutes (6.30pm to 8.00pm) & Thursday class booking of 90 minutes (7pm to 8.30pm) will always be available.
New Members Always Welcome to come and Try for Free! – Use this code TRY4FREE when booking!
All 90 minute classes are £6 per student per session. (NOTE: Payment options: Bank Transfer £6 only | Card Payments £6 plus additional processing fee.)
All 120 minute classes are £8 per student per session. 120 minute classes are optional for ‘existing’ students on Mondays only. (NOTE: Payment options: Bank Transfer £8 only | Card Payments £8 plus additional processing fee.)
A few stylised ICENI Taekwon-do images from our Monday & Thursday Tribes, getting ready for their grading next week! – Mr B has a new filter for Photoshop 🙂 … interested in joining us? Book a Free Session @ iceniTKD.uk
GTUK British Taekwon-do Championships 5th March 2022
ICENI Taekwon-do competitors travelled 150 miles to Coventry for the GTUK British Taekwondo Championships, and came back with 6 medals!
Soph Akerman – Black Belt, won Silver for Patterns
Michael Wickwar – Blue Tag, won Silver for Patterns, Silver for Sparring & GOLD for Destruction!
Harry Dyble – Green Belt, won Silver for Patterns and Bronze for Sparring
ICENI students shone throughout the tournament, showing their respect to their opponents, and their indomitable spirit whenever it was called upon. Gaining applause and praise from all quarters, especially from Grandmaster Oldham!
As always there is more to this story than just the medals… Etiquette & Indomitable Spirit!
Other ICENI students competed fantastically on the day but without the success of medals, finishing as quarterfinalists, but bringing back smiles, new friendships, battle experience and a few bruises to boot:
Jay Akerman Black Belt
Jack Chapman Black Tag (Junior)
Danny Abramson Green Belt
Kieran Huggins Yellow Belt
All proudly represented our ICENI Tribe.
Black belt Mr Paul Chapman was officiating all day, along with ICENI instructors Mr and Mrs Bedingfield.
The Pattern sections were very competitive and high in standards, some with large categories of students, all vying for a spot on the medal rostrum.
The Sparring was fiercely contested throughout the day, some were exceptional and reached ‘Pay Per View’ standards for entertaining the spectators!
Destruction is always a great contest, especially when there is only 1 medal up for grabs, well done Michael.
This little video helps sum up the day! (Thanks for the photos Danny)
If anyone out there wishes to join us at ICENI Taekwon-do please go to our booking page for more information on how to book a Free session: iceniTKD.uk