This page shares the latest news from LCTKD, including news of recent events and celebrations. For information about class changes contact your Instructor or see our Facebook page.
Good at the Unusual
Technical Director and Martial Arts Fitness Instructor Drew Hall worked with a dedicated group to discover how to be fit in a way that prepares you for the unusual movements often required in martial arts. It was the third of his three martial arts fitness workshops. A bit thanks to him. Everyone who has taken part has been absolutely thrilled. Are you interested in some serious martial arts fitness? Discover his Animal programme.
Both long established and brand new students attended the recent workshop with Kaicho David Jackson, the UK's most senior Mugai Ryu teacher. Sensei David's insights, patience and sense of fun were much appreciated by all!
The next workshop with Sensei David is on 11th March. See what these workshops are about.
On the Beach
We are well known for our Tai Chi outdoors through the summer, but it's worth thinking about training outside for our other arts (wooden swords only for Mugai Ryu!). With money tight, training spaces are a big cost, but you can often train together with your teachers and colleagues outdoors for free. SAMA students are already famous for training in parks, even in the rain. And recently Chief Instructor Neil R. Hall was training with TKD Tutor Miss Flora Hamilton-Jones on the beach in Falmouth, where she is at university.
100 Rounds of Sparring
Before and after photos from the recent event in Chinatown. If you have never done 100 bouts of sparring, it's like playing very intense squash for over 2 hours, so it's some achievement. Congratulations to all involved, who did it as part of a fundraising drive for our Chinatown classes and the London Chinese Community Centre, where they have been going for the past 18 years.
Tai Chi History
An interesting time was had by all those teachers attending the workshop on embedding Tai Chi history into your teaching. It sounds rather heavy going, but it was lots of fun with many very interesting discussions thrown up.
5 New Teaching Assistants
Congratulations to the two Tai Chi and three TaeKwonDo students who qualified as Teaching Assistants in October. It's good to have you on the team!