Last weekend we took some new fighters to Liverpool for the NTC 1-2-1 event. Ben, Alastair, Alex & Aaron all competed, winning 3 silver and 1 gold medals between them. Ben was especially impressive, showing an admirable determination against a much more experienced opponent.
Harrogate KTA are proud to announce their first open week for martial arts classes in Harrogate.
There are 5 class times running for new students (both kids and adults) between the 15th and 30th September:
Friends Meeting House, 12a Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP
Rossett Sports Centre, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9JP
Saturday 11-12 noon
If you sign up from our open week, we will offer you:
No sign up fee
Free taster session
Half price uniform
Just weeks after Master Ali held a seminar & judged at a Black Belt grading in Scotland, Team KTA traveled up to Glasgow to compete in the 2018 Taekwondo Scotland Championships.
On the Saturday, the team both judged and competed in the Poomsae, winning 2 Gold medals and 1 Bronze.
On the Sunday, Master Ali, Aaron & Laurin judged the sparring day of the weekend.
Over the Summer break, Master Ali, Ghazal and Aaron traveled to South Korea to compete in the 2018 Taekwondo Hanmadang.
The three met up in Seoul, after Master Ali visited the Kukkiwon headquarters, and then traveled on to Jeju a day before registration to enjoy the island.
Once registered, the team ate dinner on the eve of the opening day with other competitors, notably the President of Belgian Taekwondo.
During the 4 day competition, Master Ali competed in the Individual Poomsae & Knife Hand Break, narrowly missing out on the final of both events.
Aaron also missed out on the finals in the Knife Hand Break, and the High Jump Kick Break; as did Master Chris Maguire in the Speed Hand Break event.
Ghazal unfortunately had to pull out of the finals for the All Round Breaking & High Jump Kick Break through injury.
After the competition concluded, Aaron returned home and Master Ali and Ghazal continued on to Japan for their well-deserved holiday.
Below are a selection of the photographs taken by the team.
Aaron represented Harrogate KTA at the 2018 Scorpion Open in Barnsley on Sunday 22nd July 2018, and Laurin represented the club as a corner judge for the event.
Aaron won gold, continuing an impressive run of form in the lead up to the 2018 Hanmadang in Korea in the coming weeks.
On the weekend of 14th/15th July 2018, Master Ali and Aaron competed in the British International Poomsae Championships in London.
Master Ali competed in the Team and Individual events for Team GB, winning Bronze as a team and narrowly missing out on a place in the final in his individual event.
Aaron also won Bronze in his individual freestyle event.
Aaron represented Harrogate KTA at the 2018 Welsh Open in Cardiff on Sunday 1st July 2018, winning a silver medal against tough competition.
As an added bonus for the club, the medals were designed and supplied by Master Ali, and the competitions organiser singing their praises.
On Saturday 7th July 2018, KTA hosted their Summer grading at their Sponsor, The Crown Hotel. The grading showed players from all over the UK grading, from white belt to 4th Dan.
Everybody performed admirably, and all passed their gradings.
It’s our pleasure to invite you back to Harrogate for our 3rd Mayor Cup Open Poomsae Championships.
A date has been set for the competition: Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Rossett Sports Centre, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9JP
Registration will open soon here: https://www.poomsae-reg.com
Deadline for entries is Sunday 11th February 2019.
If you are an International or National referee, please contact Grandmaster T W Shin, 9th Dan, by email email@example.com to register. Please also copy firstname.lastname@example.org to book free hotel room.
Harrogate KTA Organising committee.
Golden Taekwondo Academy Present
1st Canadian International Poomsae Seminar with GM Ik Pil Kang
For very first time there will be 2 Seminars in Canada, held at 10077 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T7
Poomsae seminar times.
th October 2018 open to all grades Sunday 7
th October 2018 Black belt only Special Master only Workshop, Sunday 7
th October 2018
Each day will include 2 sessions.
Morning 9:00 – 12:00
Afternoon 13:00 – 16:00
There will also be a special Masters only Workshop on Sunday 7th October between 17:30 and 20:30 (5th Dan and over only)
Note: every 60 minutes there will be a 5 minute break.
One full day $100 (National Players: $90)
Two full days $180 (National Players $160)
Master only Workshop $140
National Coach Free!
Important! After 31st August 2018, all prices for each session will be increased by $20
Application form (PLEASE fill in the form once per student):
After submitting the form you will receive an invoice via email.
* The organisers take no responsibility for any loss or damage to possessions or individuals.