Fun Challenge and other important dates

Fun Challenge and other important dates

 

Dear Parents,

As mentions in class we are having your annual Fun Challenge on Sunday 19th April 2015. This is a special class to allow your child to show their new skills and develop their competition skills in a fun and safe environment. There will be four events; stretching, 4-step kick (4 directional punch for Dragons), jumping kick, and sparring. Please see pages for more information.

The event will take place in St Joseph’s School, Navan rd, (Tigers, 10 am- 12.30 pm, Dragons (1 pm – 3.30 pm).

To cover the cost of the medals and trophies etc, there is a charge of €5 per child with a maximum of €10 per family.

 

Other important dates

Due to Easter and other events, there will be a few days with no classes in April.

17th March – St Patrick’s Day (no Tuesday class)

21st March – Saturday -Dragons class is 10 am to 11am just for this day, as your instructors (and other students) are going to the English Taekwon-Do championships.

3rd April – Good Friday – No class

4th April - Easter Saturday - No Class

7th April – No Tuesday class.

11th April – ITF Ireland Cup Tallaght (open to yellow tag Dragons,) – No Saturday class.

19th April – Fun Challenge

 

 

Taekwon-Do Tiger’s & Dragon’s Code

  • I will practice the goals of Taekwon-Do.
  • I will respect my teachers and parents
  • I will never misuse Taekwon-Do.
  • I will always do what is right.
  • I will make the world a better place.

Patterns: video and information sheets on the Dragons 4-Directional Punch and Chon-Ji tul are on www.grandmasterhoward.com. Go to members area; username: Dragons, password: training

Tigers 4 STEP Kick (Yearly Cycle C)

Start: sitting ready stance

Moving to the right

1)      Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance

2)      Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance

3)      Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance

4)      Bring the left foot to the right foot, lift the right knee, do a right leg side kick with right high punch (left hand on the left hip) land in Sitting Stance

Moving to the left (turn face to the left)

1)      Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance

2)      Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance

3)      Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance

4)      Bring the right foot to the left foot, lift the left knee, do a left leg side kick with left high punch (right hand on the right hip) land in Sitting Stance

 

 

With practice you should be able to.....

  • have the kicking leg fully straight at the end of the kick
  • pull the top of your foot back so that you kick with the side of your foot
  • turn your standing foot in the opposite direction to your kicking leg
  • do a high punch while kicking and put the other hand on your hip

 

 

 

Colour Belt Squad Selection

 

Congratulations to the members of Grandmaster Howard’s Taekwon-Do School who were selected for the RITA’s national colourbelt squad. The squad will represent Ireland at the UKTA’s English Open on 21/22nd March, in Guilford.

Head coach of the colourbelt squad development programme, Mr Adam Fox, announced the squad on Sunday after the Scion Open tournament in Cork. He said that he picked the squad not based on talent but based on hard work and improvement. He told the selected members “you worked hard to be good enough to be picked, but now you need to work harder and improve further”.

The RITA’s colourbelt squad is a development programme aimed at raising the standard of its competitors and giving them more practice and experience at tournaments. Next Colour Belt squad training is in Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday 22nd February (11-2pm).

 
Students were selected from four RITA schools; Carrick-on-Suir, GM Howard’s, Kilmacow, and Stillorgan.

The students from GM Howard’s school selected are list below and come from are from Cabra, Navan rd, Castleknock and Blanchardstown;

Emmet O’Rourke
Eoin McLoughlan
Finn Howard
Joyce Yu
Max Cleary
Sofia Hu

 

See www.rita-itf.org for a full list of the students selected

SCION Championships Cork

                 

 

Scion Open Championships

 

Congratulations to the students of Grandmaster Howard's Dojang who travelled to Little Island in Cork for the 12th SCION Championships. It was a long trip but there was good representation from our School. We left the Maple Centre on the Navan road at 6.30 am and headed south.

It was a big competition with about 500 competitors, so if anyone won a medal they probably earned it. There was a busy but nice friendly atmosphere in the hall and all our students, instructors and umpires were made to feel very welcome by the host Mr Liam Corkery and his school. In the spirit of friendship Mr Sherry was recruited on a male black belt patterns team from UCC and picked up a silver medal for his efforts.

 

Thanks to Mr Wilson for giving up his day to be an umpire, Master Howard and Mr Fox who acted as coaches, and all the parents for supporting the students.

Well done to all that competed. The results of the day are below:

 

Patterns

Max Cleary gold 11years boys green/blue patterns

Lee Parsons Gold in adult red/black patterns

Mr Leon McSherry silver 4th degree patterns

Mr Leon McSherry silver male team black belt patterns

Finn Howard bronze 12 year boys green/blue patterns

Emmet O'Rourke bronze 12 year boys green/blue patterns

 

Sparring

Sofia Hu gold girls 11years sparring

Max Cleary gold boys 11years sparring

Emmet O'Rourke bronze boys 12-13 years sparring

Taekwon-Do for Girl Guides

Master Howard and Finn Howard were invited to teach Taekwon-Do to a Girl Guides troop in Beaumont, Dublin on Monday.
It was great fun as all the girls were really enthusiastic and all took part.
The class finished with a short demonstration by Finn and Master Howard.  Ciara Hoban from the Dragons class invited Master Howard to teach the class and she also did a lovely elbow break on the night.


The Girl Guides were the Buion Clothra brigins based at St Fiachras junior school hall, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Thanks to Ciara Hoban from the Dragons class for the invitation


The Master Howard Tile Break video is available at http://youtu.be/mRxFfabHJy0

Colour Belt Grading Results

 

 

Congratulations to the students of the adults and teen ager class who passed their recent grading at Grandmaster Howard’s Taekwon-Do School.  The grading was held at the Cabra Parkside Community Centre , Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, and was conducted by ITF examiner Master Robert Howard.

Extra congratulations to Marta Zajac for receiving the grading award and her green belt (6th kup).

 

Name

Promoted to (Kup)

Mihai Herbristean

3rd

Finn Howard

5th

Jodie Curley

5th

Joyce Yu

5th

Max Cleary

5th

Sofia Hu

5th

Amelie Ni Roibeaird

6th

Bradley Bailey

6th

Eoin McLoughlan

6th

Istvan Badics

6th

Marta Zajac

6th

Shane Rice

6th

Derek McLoughlan

8th

Jason Kennedy

8th

Alajandra Castro

8th

Aoibhin Ni Cheara

9th

Jean-Baptiste Fiot

9th

Mark Donohue

9th

Nick Tsouganov

9th

Patrick Tsouganov

9th