North Lanarkshire Open

Dear Grand Master’s, Master’s and Instructor’s,

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to North Lanarkshire Open Championships on Saturday 10th September 2022, in Motherwell, Scotland.

This competition is open to all grades, in the following categories; under 7 years, 8-10 years, 11- 13 years, 14-17 years, 18-35 years & 36 years plus, as well as separate divisions for those with Additional Support Needs.

Please take the time to read the following information. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at the following address info@gmacmartialarts.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the competition. 

Yours in Taekwon-Do

North Lanarkshire Open Tournament Committee 

Link to the Official Invite and Information Package can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rbdt7st02j5kdwc/AABn3OWEgqGzzePCA0eLO4U9a?dl=0

Updated Calendar of Events

We have updated the calendar of events on our website with all the latest courses and events for April & May (some dates subject to change). The calendar also now includes which stripe week it is for our Little Ninja’s & Kickin’ Kids, to help with understanding when you require to bring along sparring kit.

Find link to our events page here

National Team Selections

We have five GMAC students who were selected as part of the Scottish National Team to compete at next years AETF European Championships. The event will take place from 26th April to 1st May 2022, in Porec, Croatia, with only the top two competitors (seniors) and top three (juniors) from each country being selected to represent their country, and compete to be crowned European Champion!

All five of them have been training with the national team over the past four months to get to the selection event, and will continue with national training sessions in the run up to the championships.

Congratulations on your selections;

Mr. Jason Munro III Degree: Senior Male 3rd Degree Pattern.

Mr. Hayden McAvoy II Degree: Senior Male <57kg Sparring.

Miss. Jaimie Singleton I Degree: Senior Female <75kg Sparring, Senior Female Special Technique, Senior Female Power & Senior Female Team Sparring.

Miss. Lorna Ferguson II Degree: Junior Female >65kg Sparring, Junior Female Power, Junior Female Team Sparring & Junior Female Team Power.

Mr. Declan McAvoy I Degree: Junior Male <56kg Sparring & Junior Male Team Sparring.

Master John McIlvaney VII Degree

We are extremely proud of newly promoted Master John McIlvaney in gaining his 7th Degree Master title yesterday. Master McIlvaney began training in 1980, having trained for over 40 years in Taekwon-Do yesterday’s promotion was a culmination of years dedication to Taekwon-Do and his training.

Congratulations go also to Master Eric James and Master Douglas Scott both from Nairn who were also promoted to 7th Degree Master alongside him.

All three candidates had been preparing for this moment for a number of years, with their test originally planned for April 2020, and moved numerous times since due to the on going affects of Covid. However they all persevered and continued with their endeavours to work toward this auspicious promotion.

Their grading was conducted by Honourable Grand Master Thomas MacCallum IX Degree (Scotland) and Grand Master Frank Vanberghen IX Degree (Belgium), in Livingston on 11th December 2021.

A special mention to Master Heath Denholm VII Degree for his assistance in the lead up to, and during the grading itself as both training & grading partner.

Christmas Party – 11th December

This years Christmas Party will be held on Saturday 11th December at our Livingston gym. The event is open to all with a limited number of tickets available.

We will have a live DJ & entertainment throughout, with a special guest visitor (we wonder who it could be?!)

Tickets cost £10, and are available to purchase at your next class.