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TAGB World Championships 2013

This weekend saw 13 Midleton Students travel over to Coventry to compete in the 10th TaeKwon-Do International Open World Championships. With over 30 countries and 3000 competitors it was one of the largest ever held and had some of the highest quality ever seen at a taekwondo world championships, so every student knew that if we came home with even one medal then it was worth celebrating and...

The Midleton Club came home with 9 World Medals!

Ben O Callaghan (10) fought through 7 rounds to make it to the Yellow Belt Light Weight Division and won a World Silver Medal!

Midleton Squad representing Ireland

New BoxFit Classes

New BoxFit Classes have started in the club running Wednesday mornings from 10.00 - 11.00, a non contact partner workout scheme for tone, weight loss, fitness and strenght. These are being run by professional fitness instructor Liz Cronin who is a qualified personal trainer, certified in Spinning, Agatsu Kettlebell, Pre & Post Natal, & Baby Body Fit classes. For more information please check out Liz C Fitness on facebook.

Street Self Defence Classes

New Street Self Defence Classes have started in the club, running Fridays from 8.30 - 9.30. These classes are run by Mr. Michael Shepard, who combines years of training in Judo, Bo-Jutzu and TaeKwon-Do to provide a comprehensive system for practical self defence. New members are always welcome and for more information please contact us at midletontkd@gmail.com

Midleton take gold at PUMA World Opens

Last weekend saw the PUMA (professional unification of martial arts) World Opens take place in Swindon, England. With much support and fund raising from everyone in the club, four students from Midleton travelled over with a squad of Irish fighters to take part and between the four of them, came home with 8 medals including 4 gold!

 

Midleton students and the Irish squad at the PUMA world taekwondo opens

Midleton win 13 Gold from 13 Students!

The Midleton Club got the new year off to a flying start when 13 junior students travelled down to the Ballincollig TKDI competition to compete in traditional patterns and sparring.

Midleton Tul Tournament

The 1st Midleton Tul Tournament will take place Sunday the 25th of September in the St. John the Baptist National School (directions: take slip road into midleton and continue straight through central roundabout down main street. Take left after extra vision and continue down narrow road. School is the blue building on the right.)

 

Standard raised high on latest Grading

During the last TaeKwon-Do Ireland Grading held in Blackrock taekwondo club, a total of 37 students travelled from Midleton and after a long night of hard testing, were all successful in acheiving their next grade.

 

Among them were 7 new Yellow Belts, 6 new Green Belts and an amazing 14 new Blue Belts. There were even 5 students who got full marks in their grading and both examiners, Mr. Gerard Allen and Ms. Brenda Greene said that the standard was extremely high.

 

Midleton European Champions

The IUTF European TaeKwon-Do Championships were recently held in Ireland, and Midleton TaeKwon-Do club sent out 17 of its students to represent their club, town and country. Having trained intensively for the months before hand, every single student was as ready as they could be, and from the 17 students that entered, they brought home an unbelievable 26 European medals, including 7 gold!

Full month of victories for Midleton club

Over April, the Midleton Taekwondo Club has been very busy: At the beginning of the month, the adult and teenage students made the long trip to Galway to compete in the Nui Galway Open. Two car loads of seven students left early in the morning and spent the day fighting and competing in traditional forms to bring home an amazing eleven medals, three gold, four silver and five bronze, Arnaugh and Thomas bringing the gold back to Midleton.

 

First Blackbelts for Midleton TaeKwon-Do Ninjas

This week saw the Midelton TaeKwon-Do School grade their first ninja blackbelts. The TaeKwon-Do ninja classes are a martial arts course run for younger kids aged between 4 and 7, and is aimed as an introduction into fitness and martial arts, giving the students a massive head start for when they begin the harder more advance training of full TaeKwon-Do.

 

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