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

ITF Kids Instructors Course – 31st August 2013

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The Taekwon-Do Kids Development Program (TKD Program) is the official children’s programme for the ITF.  It is designed for children aged 3 to 7 years old.  It teaches basic Taekwon-Do Skills and Coordination Skills as well as Life Skills, Danger Awareness and Character Education.  It is great for pre-school children as it teaches them discipline.  The children are taught how to listen and to follow instructions.

The programme teaches foundational knowledge of Taekwon-Do and uses a unique blend of principles to provide the best opportunity for the student to develop in a way that will empower them for the rest of their life.  The ethos of the program is to provide the student with a mind-set which will help them develop attitudes that promote a harmonious society.

The TKD Program uses a wide range of activities including; games, physical exercises, tasks, role playing, story telling, discussions, problem solving exercises, quizzes and puzzles.  It uses a strategic reward system that gives positive encouragement to all students, including the less able, by rewarding them for their development.

Most of the games use a system which ensures that the games become a positive experience for the child which focuses on the developmental aspects of the game instead of the competitive aspect.

 

Further information can be found on the International Taekwon-Do Federations page here

 

 

COURSE INFORMATION & APPLICATION

 

Participation

The participation at the course is allowed from age 16 and above with a minimum belt requirement of 2nd kup.

 

Date & Venue

Saturday 31st August

GMAC Martial Arts, Craigshill Road, Livingston, EH54 5LU, Scotland.

  • 09.00 -13.00 hrs Part 1
  • 13:00 – 14:00 hrs Lunch Break
  • 14.00 -18.00 hrs Part 2

 

Accommodation:

Those requiring accommodation we advise the following hotels as close to the venue, and local amenities. Please book direct with the hotels or alternatively we can help with booking any rooms.

  • Mercure Livingston, Almondview,Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6QB
    http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-8343-mercure-livingston-hotel/index.shtml
  • The Hub, Almondvale Crescent, West Lothian, EH54 6QX
    http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/276/Livingston-hotel

 

Airport:

The closest airport to Livingston:

  • Edinburgh International Airport (20km)
  • Glasgow International Airport (65km)
  • Prestwick International Airport (103km)

 

If you require assistance to and from the airport, we are more than happy to help and book this for on your behalf, please contact us at gmactkd@sky.com for any assistance and information regarding costs.

 

Application Form

Application Deadline is: 17th August 2013

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland in August!

New Online Store

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We have now launched our GMAC online store.  The new online shop contains all stocked GMAC wears;  Tracksuits, T-Shirts, Hats, Kit Bags and more…

Having the store online means you can now order online for collection at your next class.  We have started off by stocking our Team wear however we will be adding full range of Doboks, Sparring gear etc over the next week or so.

If your looking for a specific item, piece of sparring equipment that we don’t have in stock please ask and we can order this for you.

Have a look at our new store by following the link on our website, or from this post by clicking the picture above.