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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please also copy email@example.com to book free hotel room.
Harrogate KTA founder and 6th Dan Master Kambiz R Ali attended the 1st International Welsh Taekwondo Championships in Cardiff this weekend, which was held at the Sport Wales International Centre. Master Ali attended the competition with just one student, eager and ready to compete in the event on Sunday 1st of July in the home of Double Olympic Gold Medalist Jade Jones. Master Paul Jones, the organiser of the championships, invited Master Ali to provide medals for the event, to which Master Ali did to an excellent standard. Medalists at the championships were very pleased with the medal quality. Team KTA fighter, Aaron Leith, won a silver medal at the championships, just losing out on gold against a far more experienced fighter. Master Ali was very pleased with the outcome of the competition and had this to say:
This has been a really enjoyable weekend for us, we have had a great time competing at the Wales International Championships and enjoyed ourselves in Cardiff. We still have a lot of work to do over July though, we have a grading next Saturday, we are competing at the London International championships the following weekend and then we have the World Taekwondo Hanmadang championships in South Korea which is going to be a very important competition for us. I want to extend my gratitude to Master Paul and his team for organising the championships this weekend, it has been a huge success and he should be very proud, me and my team really enjoyed it.
If you are interested in learning Taekwondo, we offer Taekwondo classes to people from as young 3 years old. You can contact Master Ali with the following details:
Master Ali has been made president of Taekangwon in Europe personally by Grandmaster Ik Pil Kang. This is a massive achievement for Master Ali and really shows the strength of the bond between the K.R.Ali Taekwondo Academy and Taekangwon.
Grandmaster Kang presented the award to Master Ali with the Mayor of Harrogate.
K.R.Ali Taekwondo Academy would like to thank Grandmaster Ik Pil Kang for running the 3 international Poomsae Seminars over the recent Bank Holiday Weekend. The instruction and guidance he has passed to students in Scotland, London and Harrogate will be remembered and practiced by all. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Grandmaster Shin who also assisted at the Seminars.
We would also like to use this post as an opportunity to announce that the date of our 3rd Belgium Seminar has been confirmed, and we have the dates of our new Seminars in Sweden, Canada and USA to come soon! There are also plans for a Seminar in Hong Kong in progress – watch this space for more information!