We are hosting one of only two seminars in the UK with Mr Hwang Su-Il from ITF Japan on Sunday 8th December. The Sparring seminar will be 6 hours and held at the University of Derby from 9:00– 16:00 and is open to all BTC member NGB’s. Mr Hwang is a former ITF World Champion and also famed as he was the Motion Capture for the Character Hwoarang in computer game Tekken.
On 9th & 10th November, students Representing Derby School of TKD travelled to Guildford to compete in the UK Open Championships. This was a huge competition with over 500 competitors. All students who entered, won a medal from the following categories; Aislin O’Kelly won a Silver Medal in Female Black Belt Sparring, Adam Berry won Bronze in Green Belt Patterns, Ben won a Bronze Medal in Under 14 Green Belt Patterns & Silver in Special Technique and Sykwia Gaslawska won Silver in Female Green Belt Sparring. Master Knighton would like to congratulate all competitors for their hard work and dedication.
Kevin Manketlaw & ALex Liu participated in the UKTA Welsh Open Championships on 22 September. Alex won a Bronze medal in -65kg Sparring and also Yellow Belt Patterns. Congratulations to both students who performed well for Derby School of Taekwon-Do
Master Knighton, Adam Park & Kevin Manketlaw attended the annual Bulgarian Summer Camp from 2nd September – 7th September conducted by Senior Grand Master Kim Ung Chol. The daily training was excellent with two Beach/Sea trainings throughout the week. Master Knighton would like to thank Senior Grand Master Kim Ung Chol for his excellent tuition and outstanding hospitality.
Tak Tran, Andy Rushby & Ben Martin attended the UKTA Black Belt Seminar/Promotion weekend 30 August-1 September. Training was 3hrs on Friday & 6 hours on Saturday. On Sunday 1st September, all three were successfully promoted: Tak Tran III Dan, Andy Rushby I Dan & Ben Martin I Dan. Master Knighton would like to Congratulate all three students who performed extremely well on their promotions.