This page shares the latest news from LCTKD, including news of recent events and celebrations.
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Welld done to the very mixed group of TaeKwonDo students from the Cotswolds group who joined Chief Instructor Neil R. Hall in a workshop looking at finishing self defence situations with effective restraints.
Thanks to Institute of Advanced Integrated Martial Arts Fellow Mrs Helen M F Hall who taught the recent IAIMA course for us. Well done to all those involved, who now have a written or video submission to prepare to complete their qualification. This year we had people from Tai Chi, Qigong, TaeKwonDo, Ensodo and Mugai Ryu. There are more photos on our Facebook page.
World Tai Chi Day
Thank you to organiser Louise Morey, to the big teaching team, to the Throckmorton family and to the staff at the National Trust's Coughton Court for helping us to put on another wonderful event for World Tai Chi Day.
Congratulations to the first Instructor to qualify from the 2022/3 programme, Sheriden Rollo. Sheri has come through Michelle Baker's Tai Chi classes and will continue to support Michelle as well as run some of our summer classes.
We have over twenty active Instructors and Tutors at LCTKD. All our Instructors go through a long and tough programme from the international Institute of Advanced Integrated Martial Arts to qualify - after already having been a Teaching Assistant, then an Assistant Instructor, and then a Tutor. So it's a long and very demanding process, and qualifying is a big achievement. Well done Sheri!
Welcome to our new Junior Leaders
Congratulations to the five new Junior Leaders who completed their course in Broom recently. Thanks to course Director Mrs Helen M F Hall and to her helpers Mr Doug Knight and Miss Tilly Allen, who are pictured here with the group.
Specialist Weapons Work
Enso Tutor Mark Nind shows what he is learning at a specialist workshop from Kaicho David Jackson focusing on Mugai Ryu and then ju-jutsu based defences used by the Samurai.
Timing in Tai Chi
A nice group of teachers - and interestingly most of them men - took part in our teachers' workshop on Timing in Yang Style Tai Chi, taught by Neil R. Hall, who is now celebrating 10 years after he added Tai Chi to our public classes. Well done to all involved. Future Tai Chi workshops are on our Tai Chi Workshops page.
We were very happy to begin 2023 with a substantial expansion in our teaching of traditional martial arts weapons, including both an increase in our swords arts and the introduction to a wider audience of traditional weapons such as sabre and naginata. Find out more on our Enso pages.
A huge congratulations to one of our longest standing students, Miss Angela Sun, who completed her final examination for TaeKwonDo 3rd Dan. Many thanks to other long standing students Mr Doug Knight, Mr Oliver Wiejak, and Mr JJ Lloyd, as well as Tutor Miss Tilly Allen, who joined in as partners for the final examination.
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.