Dear Taekwondo Friends,
It is my pleasure to extend this formal invitation to you to take part in the 4th Harrogate Mayor Cup Open Poomsae Championships.
This is to be held at the Rossett Sports Centre, Pannal Ash Road Harrogate HG2 9JP, on Sunday the 08 Mar 2020.
The competition shall adopt a World Taekwondo(WT) model, in both format and official rules. In order that everyone from complete novice to experienced competitor gets an opportunity to compete to their full potential, the organising body has included Dan, K1, K2, K3, Para and Freestyle divisions. In order to ensure the smooth running of this event, the organisers would welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals to act as competition judges and officials. Judges must have attended and passed a national level Poomsae judging course conducted by the National Federation. Invitations shall be made by the Judges Director Grand Master T.W. Shin 9th Dan (IR) to selected judges. Please contact us if you would be interested in judging at the event. The event will be a sponsor by Range Sports http://www.range-sports.co.uk
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me for assistance. I look forward to seeing both you and your students on Sunday 08 Mar 2020. Closing date for competition entries is Friday 21st Feb 2020.
Online entry only at Register here!
Master Kambiz Ramzan Ali
Master Ali, European International Police Martial Arts Federation President, invited the CEO of IPMF, Grandmaster John Deuk Moo Hur, to Harrogate to hold an official meeting with the Harrogate Mayor, Bernard Batemen, and Mayoress Linda Bateman, regarding proposals of the introduction of IPMF self defence program to North Yorkshire Police, local security forces and branches of the armed forces within North Yorkshire.
Meetings were held at the Harrogate Council on Friday 23rd of November and were also attended by IPMF Vice President Grandmaster Don Wortman, who had travelled from Los Angeles, United States to support the proposals been presented by Master Kambiz and Master Hur (who had also himself travelled to Harrogate from South Korea) in hopes expanding the IPMF Self Defence program to the UK.
The proposals presented to the Mayor regard the introduction of proficient military grade self defence to North Yorkshire police and local branches of the Ministry of Defence in order to improve the standard of personal protection skills among local law enforcement and armed forces. If successful IPMF Programs will come to such organisations and enable military and law enforcement to receive more extensive training in the crucial skills of personal protection.
Registration for the first Lanarkshire open Poomsae and Kyerugi championships is now open. We look forward to welcoming you all to Wishaw for our first ever Lanarkshire open championships.
19 Jan 19 Poomsae and GM David Bailey is Judges Director
20 Jan 19 sparring and Master James Lewsley and s Referees Director
Poomsae – https://www.poomsae-reg.com/comp/-LQdCVZIBPVQACjQy96s
Kyerugi – http://www.ma-regonline.com/tournaments/1306/1st-LANARKSHIRE-OPEN-CHAMPIONSHIPS
We have had a fantastic couple of days training at the first International police martial arts federation self defence seminar in Harrogate & London. We would like to give huge thanks to GM Hur and GM Don for coming from the US and South Korea to teach this amazing seminar. We would also like to thank our dear mayor and mayoress for attending the seminar and kindly presenting the awards and certificates to those training at the seminar. We have really enjoyed the opportunity to practice with the best in self defense.
In addition to the two seminars, we have met with Harrogate Borough Council and Andrew Jones MP to discuss expansion of the IPMF curriculum across the UK – watch this space for more details!
Earlier this month, KTA hosted a grading which included a whole host of new students grading from white belt. Everyone performed very well and passed on a day which was followed by more success at the Bradford 1-2-1 event.
All our fighters won, with Jacob & Miles winning gold and Maksymilian, Ben, Maxence, Alex, James, Charlotte & Tyler won silver, all showing grit and determination in all their fights.
Team GB, recently went to the 3rd Open TKDSAC Championships & had a spectacular performance. Master Kambiz won a silver in U50 Dan Pair and +31 Dan Team Events for Team GB. Aaron Leith also won a bronze in the 18+ freestyle Poomsae event for Harrogate KTA. To top it all, Overall Team GB came 1st, making them the overall champions at this event, Team GB also secured the Trophies for top Dan Male Poomsae Player and top Dan female Poomsae player.
Last weekend, Master Ali took Aaron, Oscar, Amelia and Alex to Manchester to compete in the first UTA Manchester Open Poomsae Championships.
The team returned with 2 Gold and 3 Silver medals, and also helped out at the event by refereeing throughout the day.
The team are now looking to prepare for the National Championships in December, held in London, as the club would like to take the biggest, strongest team possible to defend their ongoing success on the national stage.
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
- Monday 5-6pm
- Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm
Rossett Sports Centre, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9JP
- Saturday 10-11am
- Saturday 11-12 noon
- Saturday 12-1pm
If you sign up from our open week, we will offer you:
- Free drink
- No sign up fee
- Free taster session
- Half price uniform