Black Belt Grading 23rd November 2013

The November Black Belt Grading will be held on Saturday 23rd November.  All those requiring the application forms and full information please e-mail or speak to your instructor.

Please note all candidate’s must have sat a pre-test prior to the grading, and have the authority of their instructor to sit the grading.

GRADING DETAILS

Venue:  GMAC Livingston, Craigwillow Centre, Craigshill, Livingston, EH54 5DT

 

Date & Time:  Saturday 23rd November 2013

  • Theory Test                           10:30am – 11:30am (1 hour to complete)
  • Practical Exam                    12 noon onwards

 

Dress Code:  All candidates must arrive to the Grading in Official ITF Dress Blue Trouser Suit, Shirt & Tie.

(1st-3rd Degree, should wear Blue Tie.  4th-6th Degree, should wear Red Tie).

 

Only official ITF Dobok can be worn during Practical Exam.

All candidates must have sat a pre-test prior to grading.

 

 

Application Forms:          E-MAIL GMACTKD@SKY.COM for a copy of each of the application forms

 

 

All application forms, thesis and fees should be sent no later than 15th November 2013 to GMACTKD@SKY.COM

 

Self Defence Seminar – Improvised Defensive Weapons with Mr Mark Davies 16th Nov

1266340_10151954671543919_820377837_oOn Sunday 16th November GMAC Martial Arts are holding a Tactical Edge Improvised Weapons Seminar with Mr Mark Davies in Livingston from 12 noon to 5pm.

 

“We are ‘tool using apes’.  You wouldn’t try to strip down an engine using just your fingers, you would use tools.  So why do people treat self defence differently?  On this seminar we’ll explore the use of everyday items as defensive tools.  You’ll need to bring a couple of things with you; a magazine, a dog leash/bandana/length of rope (we’ll supply the other items).  The methods we’ll cover will slot right into whatever style you currently practice.”
Please contact Mr McIlvaney to book your space, or add yourself to the Facebook event page.  Cost of the seminar is £20.00

North East Challenge Cup – Rescheduled to 17th November

Dear Masters and Instructors,

2013 – North East Challenge Cup

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the 2013 North East Challenge Cup on Sunday 17th November 2013 at Saltire Leisure Centre, 55 Montrose Road, Arbroath DD11 5JN.

This competition is open to Taekwon-do and Korean Kickboxers. There will be four individual and one team event contested, Patterns, Sparring Special Technique, Power Test and new for 2013 Pre-Arranged Free Sparring. We hope it is going to be a success as it can only improve our students knowledge and technique.

This championships is open to all students white belt and above and will be split into six age groups Juniors up to 8yrs; 9-12 yrs, Teens 13-14; 15-17yrs, Adults 18-35yrs and 36yrs and over.

The competition will be run as per ITF rules but with some small amendments to accommodate age and competitor level.

We will endeavour to separate competitors from the same school competing against each other in initial rounds, thus improving the experience of all students. Juniors will be divided initially by age, then grade and height criteria. Teens and Adults will be categorised initially by age then, grade and weight. The weight divisions upper and lower limits will established according to the weight spread of the entries.

Please ensure, for the safety of the sparring competitors, that weights are checked and personally verified by the responsible instructor before forwarding them for processing. 

New for 2013 is our double elimination sparring event for teens and adults. 

Entry forms should be part of this invitation so if they are not present please let me know by email and I will forward them on.

(Please check all details before sending to ensure that registration runs as smooth as possible)

We look forward to your entries and to another great tournament,

Yours in TKD and on behalf of NTA

Master Gordon Wallace VII

Tournament Administrator

 

Application forms below

 

2013 NE Challenge Information

2013 NE Challenge – Ind Entry (please note date is incorrect on the app form)

 

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 10th NOVEMBER.

ITF Scotland World Championships Results 2013

ITF Scotland Team WC 2013
ITF Scotland Team WC 2013

The 2013 ITF World Championships was held in Benidorm, Spain from 24th – 27th October.  ITF Scotland had 30 competitors, 2 Umpire’s, 4 Coaches, 2 Officials and 21 supporters travel to the event.

This event is the biggest on the ITF calendar, with 52 countries and 1042 competitors taking part this year.  Scotland done very well as a nation taking 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze Medals meaning we came 19th in the overall country rankings.

Mr & Mrs McIlvaney both travelled to Spain as part of the ITF Scotland Team, Mr McIlvaney in his role as Team Manager and Mrs McIlvaney to compete in the Senior Female Team.

 

Medals were won by the following competitors:

 

SILVER     Katrina Carr: -45kg Junior Female Sparring

SILVER     Junior Male Team Pattern:  Liam Bain, Greg Spark, Liam King, Iain O’Hare, Stewart Mellon, Michael McRoberts.

SILVER     Senior Female Team Power: Gillian McIlvaney, Stephanie Willis, Holly Bagshaw & Rheannan Brown

BRONZE   Stephanie Willis: Senior Female Power

BRONZE    Julie Whyte:  -56kg Senior Female Sparring

 

Congratulations to the coaches and competitors on another campaign.

 

West Lothian Open 2013

West_lothian_open_blankThe 2013 edition of The West Lothian Open Championships will be held on Saturday 12th October, in Armadale Academy, Scotland.

This competition is open to all grades, in the following categories; under 8s years, 9-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-17 years, 18-35 years & 36 years plus.

Application forms can be downloaded below or picked up via your instructor.

Closing date for entries 4th October.

Individual Entry Form

School & Spectator Applications

Master Jedut Seminar – 22nd September 2013

 

Master Jedut Seminar SCO1

This September GMAC Taekwon-Do are honoured to host a seminar with World renowned Instructor Master Jerzy Jedut VII from Poland.

Master Jedut is AETF Secretary General, Ex-National Coach to Polish Taekwon-Do Team, Instructor to a number of European & World Champions; including five-times World Champion and twenty-times European Champion: Mr. Jarosław Suska VI Degree, an iconic National Team Representative of Poland.

 

 

Master Jerzy Jedut will be in Scotland for one day only this September conducting seminars which will illustrate his passion for Taekwon-Do through a series of unique strength exercise’s, challenging kicking combinations and interesting methods on how to incorporate effectiveness of technique, control and optimum power from beginning to end in sparring & Taekwon-Do training.

 

These seminar’s will be an unforgettable, exciting opportunity for all. We invite all Taekwon-Do practitioners to take part in this fantastic event.

 

Please note: Early bookings are recommended due to limit on numbers in attendance.
For application forms please contact your instructor,  further information please e-mail gmactkd@sky.com
Picture’s from previous seminar held in August 2013 see links below;
Kids Seminar here
Coloured Belt Seminar here
Black Belt Seminar here 

 

Rescheduled Class

images-1Due to the ITF Kids Instructors Course being held in the Livingston Gym on 31st August our Saturday TKD Tigers class will instead be held on Sunday 1st September (no change to time).
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

North East Challenge Cup 2013

2013 NECC Public PosterDear Masters and Instructors,

2013 – North East Challenge Cup

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the 2013 North East Challenge Cup on Sunday 15th September 2013 at Saltire Leisure Centre, 55 Montrose Road, Arbroath DD11 5JN.

This competition is open to Taekwon-do and Korean Kickboxers. There will be four individual and one team event contested, Patterns, Sparring Special Technique, Power Test and new for 2013 Pre-Arranged Free Sparring. We hope it is going to be a success as it can only improve our students knowledge and technique.

This championships is open to all students white belt and above and will be split into six age groups Juniors up to 8yrs; 9-12 yrs, Teens 13-14; 15-17yrs, Adults 18-35yrs and 36yrs and over.

The competition will be run as per ITF rules but with some small amendments to accommodate age and competitor level.

We will endeavour to separate competitors from the same school competing against each other in initial rounds, thus improving the experience of all students. Juniors will be divided initially by age, then grade and height criteria. Teens and Adults will be categorised initially by age then, grade and weight. The weight divisions upper and lower limits will established according to the weight spread of the entries.

Please ensure, for the safety of the sparring competitors, that weights are checked and personally verified by the responsible instructor before forwarding them for processing. 

New for 2013 is our double elimination sparring event for teens and adults. 

Entry forms should be part of this invitation so if they are not present please let me know by email and I will forward them on.

(Please check all details before sending to ensure that registration runs as smooth as possible)

We look forward to your entries and to another great tournament,

Yours in TKD and on behalf of NTA

Master Gordon Wallace VII

Tournament Administrator

 

Application forms below

 

2013 NE Challenge Information

2013 NE Challenge – Ind Entry