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Temporary Training Venue

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From Wednesday 23th September, we will be training at Newman House in Harborne, address details below. Children’s class from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, and adult/senior class from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Cost will be £7 per lesson, or monthly and family discounts as usual if paid in advance.

I will also still be running Zoom lessons every Thursday from 7.00pm, as before, for those who cannot attend in person due to self-isolating or shielding. Anyone can attend these and they will still be free of charge.

Note there will be COVID-19 protocols in place that must be followed – see attached document below. Please read carefully and ensure you understand them before attending any lessons.

Birmingham-Club-Protocols-for-COVID19

We will be training at Newman House for the short term, until the situation with our normal venue at Harborne Academy changes – I will keep you updated of the situation.

Newman House Address: Newman House, 29 Harrison’s Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B15 3QR

Thursday Zoom class details:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79231146143?pwd=amVGcy9KT0VteEg2Tm9OSm5UaHk0UT09

Meeting ID: 792 3114 6143

Passcode: 2jkeRR


Adult Virtual Patterns Competition

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As discussed in the online class, please find below details of the Central England South Virtual Patterns competition for 16 year olds and over. Closing date is 25th July and don’t forget to let me know if you upload a video so we know you have entered. Also note you will need to have a valid licence. Good luck.

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Juniors Virtual Patterns Competition

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As discussed in the online class, please find below details of the Central England South Virtual Patterns completion for 15 year olds and younger. Closing date is Saturday 27th June and don’t forget to let me know if you upload a video so we know you have entered. Good luck!

Virtual-Patterns-Comp-details


Quiz

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As detailed in the online zoom session on Wednesday 20th May, please find below the theory quiz for you to download. Remember closing date is 25th May. Good luck, stay safe and keep practicing.

Birmingham-TAGB-TKD-quiz-20-05-2020


Weekly online training sessions

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I have now set-up the weekly online sessions for every Wednesday, starting at 7.00pm. Details below. Note for password please send me a request and I will pass onto you.

Paul McGrath is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Birmingham TAGB Taekwondo club online session
Time: Every Wednesday at 07:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79231146143?pwd=amVGcy9KT0VteEg2Tm9OSm5UaHk0UT09

Meeting ID: 792 3114 6143


Online training session

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Hi all. I have set up our first online training session via ZOOM, details below.

Paul McGrath is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Birmingham TAGB Taekwondo club
Time: Apr 29, 2020 07:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74382777627

Meeting ID: 743 8277 76274

If this goes ok will set up regular weekly sessions. Will also look at doing regular challenges and quizzes to keep everyone busy and entertained, and there may even be some prizes!

Also let me know if you would like any 1 to 1 sessions and I can set these up. They will be 30 minutes long and can cover things like patterns, set-sparring, theory or anything you want to go through with respect to Taekwondo and your training.

Stay safe and keep practicing.

 


Latest info – training at home

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Hope you are all keeping healthy and safe.

It is important to keep a level of fitness and flexibility while you are not at the club training regularly. Within a couple of weeks of inactivity your fitness levels will start to drop and your flexibility will start to reduce. Therefore I have put a training guide together, shown  below. It is an approx. 30 min session covering the aspects of aerobic and anaerobic fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and basic Taekwondo skills. This can be done 2-3 times a week, in conjunction with any fitness training you maybe currently doing (running, walking, cycling, resistance training with weights etc.). I have also listed some links containing some videos of good examples of patterns and set sparring and a website that would allow you to test your theory. If anyone has any queries or questions or wants any help with any aspect of training while we are off, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me either by phone or email. I will try and keep some regular posts going on the website.

For people who currently pay training fee’s via direct debit, I suggest you cancel these for now and re-instate them when we return to normal training. For anyone who has recently paid via direct debit or if anyone forgets to cancel them, don’t worry, I will keep a record of these payments so you can use these for future payments of such things as training fee’s, licences, grading’s, equipment and competitions.

So keep practising, stay healthy and fit and above all stay safe.

Quick-Training-Guide

Videos of Patterns, 3 and 2 step sparring: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0qu_6CGFoFtTSd4nL4zdA/videos?disable_polymer=1

As above, plus videos of line work: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJMBQYs2UQjmtqVrFxur2w/videos?disable_polymer=1

Taekwondo theory quiz: https://www.blackbeltschools.com/syllabus/koreanquiz.asp

 

 

 


CLUB CLOSED DUE TO ONGOING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

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Please be aware that from Wednesday 18th March the club will be closed due to the school no longer allowing external lettings due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. There is no date confirmed as yet when we will re-open. Please check back here for regular updates.

Please also note the following:

  • All pre black belt training sessions are cancelled
  • April black belt grading is postponed and will be re-arranged for another date
  • The Welsh competition in May is also cancelled
  • Any colour belt grading’s arranged for later in the year will be re-assessed for suitability based on when we return back to training

 

In the meantime, make sure you check back here regularly for updates, stay safe and look after yourselves and each other. Try and make some time to stay fit and of course – practice, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

 

 


English competition cancelled

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Please note due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the English Competition in Coventry this Sunday 15th March has been cancelled.


Midlands Championships 2020

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Well done to everyone who entered the Midlands Championships this year, especially Maddy on her Bronze in sparring and Naadir on his Gold in sparring.

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