All schools will be closed over the Easter weekend; Friday 29th to Monday 1st April, and will re-open again on Tuesday 2nd April.
We hope that you all have an enjoyable Easter holiday with family and friends.
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In 2012 388 competitors from 25 schools across Scotland took part in these championships, many returning home with medals and crowned Scottish Championship 2012.
This year it could be you taking home the title, get your training head on and bring those medals home.
Please note the closing date for applications is 31st March.
During the weekend of 23rd/24th February the European Qualifying Leg of the ITF International Umpire’s Course for World Championships to be held in October took place. Over 140 participants from across Europe and further afield took part in a weekends training of the new competition rules which came into place from 1st January.
ITF Scotland was well represented on this course ran by the ITF Tournament and Umpire Committee. Taking part were Master Wallace, Mr D. McNairn, Mr J. McIlvaney, Mrs J. Timoney, Mrs G. McIlvaney and Mrs J. Wallace.
Further Picture’s can be found below.
On Saturday 9th March a fundraising walk will take place at Chatelherault Country Park to raise funds for new equipment. The event will be a great excuse for a free family day out, with the added benefit of getting some fresh air and exercise at the same time.
Chatelherault Country Park is an excellent park with great nature trails, a visitor centre, an adventure play park for the kids and a cosy tea room for those in need of a cuppa after the exertions of their walk.
We would recommend that everyone wears a waterproof jacket, warm layers and either walking boots or wells as it can get muddy! The challenge is open to everyone and there are two options, one for more experienced walkers and one for families with kids.
We hope you, your friends and family can join us on 9th March 2013. the meeting point is the visitor centre in the park at 10am. Please ensure you and your party have completed and returned their registration form to Lorna or Kirsty by Thursday 7th March. Their is no participation fee for taking part, we just as that you fundraise for the club – every penny counts.
For more information contact Lorna Singleton or Kirsty McCourt.
Walk Option 1
For those of you looking for a challenge then join us for the Green Bridge Trail. This trail is 8k long with an average walking time of 3 hours. We would suggest that teenagers and adults take this route but it may not be suitable for small children.
Walk Option 2
For families with small children or those who are a bit unsure about the Green Bridge Trail then why not join us on the Cadzow Oaks Trail which is approx. 40 mins (maybe slightly longer with very young children).
Info Pack informations:
On behalf of the Taekwon-Do UK executive, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend our Scottish Goodwill Open Championships. This Taekwon-Do event is open to coloured belt and Black belt competitors and is designed to unite TKD schools through our Martial Art of Taekwon-Do. These championships are a continuation of our successful International event held at Edinburgh three years ago with a big emphasis on fair play and light contact for competitors especially junior divisions to encourage scoring points rather than causing injury to your respected opponent.
Please note that as this is a goodwill event and we want each division to be as fair as possible, all junior categories will be designed on age, weight and height to keep physical and mental development as even as possible so please fill out entry forms correctly. Weigh in will commence prior to the sparring division starting.
I very much look forward to your attendance and promise as always I will help in any way that I can to ensure that your competition is a very enjoyable one. If anyone requires assistance with accommodation, entry forms, travel, party or any other aspect of our Taekwon-Do UK event, then please do not hesitate to contact me direct.
Associations are encouraged to submit referee’s at this event.
Good luck at these championships
Mr David Condie
Taekwon-Do UK Director
Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena
Kelvin hall Phone number 0141 276 1450
Junior 17yrs and Under £20
Adults 18 yrs and Over £25
Spectators £5 (Under 10yrs go free!)
Family Spectators £15 for 4 family members
Spectators can pay entry on the day
All competitor entry fees must be submitted with entry master sheet.
Entry forms are available now via your instructor or download below.
The date for the tournament to honour Mr Patrick Timoney who sadly passed away in November 2012, will be held in the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Arena on Sunday 23rd June 2013.
We’d like to see as many of our students competing as possible, as Mr Timoney was such a big part of our Taekwon-Do family, and attended all of GMAC’s events.
Full details and information can be found below along with individual application form.
The proceed’s of this tournament will be used to purchase CPR Machines for use by members of ITF Scotland, please come along and support not only Mr Timoney’s family, but your fellow students/competitors/umpires, and take part in this celebration tournament for Mr Timoney.
New for 2013
GMAC are introducing Membership Cards for all students from February 2013.
These new cards will be used to primarily record attendance at all class sessions, and extra black belt sessions, gradings etc. Each student will receive their own photographic ID membership card, along with a card holder, which will be individual you. On arrival at class/training you will be able to scan your ID card, which will register you for the session (similar to a gym membership card).
During Gradings the membership cards will also record your grading records, history and achievements, as well as many other records that are used throughout your martial arts training i.e. competition history.
If you have not yet had your picture taken by your instructor, this will be done over the next few weeks, and the cards distributed to each member by Mid-February.
Watch this space for more information.