AGGS TKD are very proud to announce Emily K, Yr11 and Freya P, Y10 passed their black belt grading on Sunday 6th May. They were tested by international grade instructors including 2 Masters for 4 hours, through a hot Sunday, on all aspects of Taekwon-Do including some 2 against 1 sparring. Both students have worked hard to get black belt and are a credit to the school and club.
On Saturday 14th Oct, Taekwon-Do UK held their British Championships at the Stratford on Avon Leisure Centre. All T-UK areas were present in force, including representation from our own AGGS club; Erin W, Yr9 and Freya P, Yr10. After a short speech from President of T-UK, Master Archer VII Degree, the tournament got underway. As always, standards were high and the officials had some tough decisions to make. Competition was fierce and the trophies available were top notch. Both our students performed extremely well and by the end of the day we saw Freya winning silver in sparring against a very tough group.
Last Sunday Hannah H from Year 8 won Gold and silver medals at the Unity World championships. She is now the current Unity World Champion for Point Fighting. She has been asked to represent her Taekwondo club at the Irish Open Martial Arts Championship and she would also like to represent AGGS there. The Irish Open is one of the biggest fight competitions in the World and has 4000 competitors from 37 countries. This will be a fantastic opportunity for Hannah.