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Spring Grading Results

Thursday, 28 March 2024
Spring Grading Results

Congratulations to everyone who was successful at the Spring Gradings:
Promoted to purple stripe: Ariana, Avyansh, Grace, Heidi, Isaac, Milo, Samuel.
Promoted to red stripe: Ben, Jiana, Thomas, Emma, Emmaline.
Promoted to orange stripe: Tri Ho, Ruairidh.
Promoted to yellow stripe: Jacob,...

Celebrating Our Newest Black Belts

Wednesday, 31 January 2024

We are thrilled to announce the addition of five exceptional martial artists to our black belt ranks. This achievement is a show of skill, dedication and spirit. Let's celebrate their journey and accomplishments!
EmilEmil has been a part of our taekwon-do family since he was a shy, young boy. Witnessing...

Winter Grading Results

Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Winter Grading Results

Promoted to purple stripe:
Elvin, Thomas, Alex, Jiana.
Promoted to red stripe: 
Tri Ho, Ruairidh, Sujaan.
Promoted to orange stripe:
Alyssa, Arthur, Jessica, Jacob
Promoted to yellow stripe:
Ted, Zara, Percy, Felix, Emma, Paramveer, Suika, Paul, Ally.
Promoted to yellow belt:
Ella,...

Autumn Grading Results

Thursday, 23 November 2023
Autumn Grading Results

Promoted to purple stripe:
Tri Ho
Maryam
Arish
Sujaan
Promoted to red stripe: 
Jacob
Promoted to orange stripe:
Ella
Zara
Edward
Felix
Percy
Alfie
Tilemachos
Promoted to yellow stripe:
Niamh
Ayla
Promoted to yellow belt:
Hugo
Cian
Alfred
William
Ethan
Promoted...

5 Tips To Make Your Saju Jirugi Shine

Friday, 3 February 2023
5 Tips To Make Your Saju Jirugi Shine

Saju Jirugi translates as Four-Directional Punch, and whilst it's not one of the twenty-four official taekwon-do patterns, it is an important sequence of fundamental movements. Getting it looking its best at the start of your taekwon-do journey will lay the foundations for other well-executed patterns.

Before...

Raw Broccoli Salad

Thursday, 22 September 2022
Raw Broccoli Salad

My new favourite. This easy salad contains broccoli for calcium and vitamin C, toasted seeds for vitamin E and fibre, and red onion which contains anthocyanins - pigments thought to protect against heart disease.
Serves 2:You'll need:
1 head of broccoli - remove the stalk then roughly chop
1...

Quad Killer Workout

Saturday, 28 May 2022
Quad Killer Workout

Known as the quads, the quadriceps muscle group on the front of the thighs is responsible for knee extension and hip flexion. The four muscles are the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius. 
With such an emphaisis placed on kicking in taekwondo-do, it is important...

5-A-Day, or 30-a-Week?

Sunday, 20 February 2022
5-A-Day, or 30-a-Week?

We all know eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is a great way to boost your vitamin levels. But what about your gut biome? A healthy gut boosts not only your immunity but also your mood, and when it comes to gut health, diversity is key. Avoid reaching for the same five or six items,...

Home Burpee Workout

Tuesday, 28 December 2021
Home Burpee Workout

It's hard to get bored of burpees! There are tonnes of variations, they require no equipment, and they work the entire body. As well as hitting all the major muscle groups, burpees improve balance, cardio and perseverance. 

Set your timer for 25 rounds of 30s of work and 15s rest. 
You can...

Lean & Green

Sunday, 28 November 2021
Lean & Green

There's a lot of flavour in this meal, considering it only weighs in at 250kcal per portion! If you're having this as a main meal, you might want to bulk it out with some extra chicken and a thick slice of crusty bread. 

Serves 2. You'll need: 
2 chicken breasts (or more if you have a big...

Vitamin Boost Noodle Bowl

Thursday, 28 October 2021
Vitamin Boost Noodle Bowl

Get four of your five-a-day with this vitamin-packed noodle bowl. This colourful meal is rich in vitamins C, K, A and B2, as well as beta-carotene, potassium and thiamine.

Serves 2. You'll need: 1/2 Red cabbage 1 Red or orange pepper 1 Medium carrot 3-4 Spring onions Sesame seeds Noodles (use...

5 Ways To Wellbeing

Friday, 28 May 2021
5 Ways To Wellbeing

I recently completed a course on Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity. The course is run by Mind and UK Coaching, and I found it helped boost my knowledge of common mental health disorders (CMDs) and the positive effect physical activity can have upon them.
Unfortunately, the...

C.A.R.E.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021
C.A.R.E.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I wanted to share the CARE coaching model with everyone in our club. 

Care: to protect someone or something; to pay attention; to avoid risk; to feel concern; to take interest; to attach importance to something.
UK Coaching use the CARE model...