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.

Explosive Fitness

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It was great fun and really insightful at Technical Director Drew N. Hall's workshop on explosive fitness in Broom, with people describing it as the best workshop ever. See all the photos in our special dropbox folder.

There are more in the fitness workshops series from Mr Hall coming up in the next few months, alongside our other regular workshops.

Congratulations Lisa!

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Many congratulations to Lisa Williams, the latest person to qualify from our Instructor programme. Lisa is the only person, apart from our Chief Instructor, who studies more than 3 martial arts with us. Lisa teaches Tai Chi and Ensodo, is a senior student in Mugai Ryu (that's her with her ikkyu certificate) and drops in to the occasional TaeKwonDo class too!

Hottest Day Ever

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Well done to the four with indomitable spirit who completed their intermediate gradings in TaeKwonDo on the evening of the hottest day on record in England, 19th July. What an incredible effort! You can see more photos from the grading on our Facebook page, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Swords Workshop

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A special thank you to Kaicho David Jackson, Mugai Ryu UK's most senior teacher, and Mark Ashman, for a really fun and insightful Inyoshinkai Mugai Ryu workshop in Peopleton, with students coming from the Forest of Dean, Plymouth and Stevenage to join local LCTKD students on a rather hot afternoon. Some photos from the day are on our special dropbox folder for you to see.

We have regular classes in this venue each week. See our class page to find out more.

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Talking of regular classes, congratulations to Luigi Pasqualin, who was confirmed as Shibu-Cho of Stevenage Mugai Ryu, where there are of course regular classes. Luigi also received his IAIMA/LCTKD Instructor certificate from Kaicho David Jackson.

Well Done James!

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How happy it has made us all to see James Aspey promoted to blue belt in TaeKwonDo. The story behind this special achievement is told in our Facebook post. Click on the Facebook link at the bottom of the page to find out what makes it so special.

Coughton Court Fete

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Thanks to all who joined us in glorious weather for two demos at the National Trust's Coughton Court fete. With Tai Chi (above) and Mugai Ryu below, there was plenty to keep the crowds happy.

We also have Tai Chi classes in this wonderful venue during the summer. Visit our Coughton Court Page to find out more.

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Thanks to Susan Cartwright and Russell Morey for some great photos capturing the atmosphere of the day, which you can see in our special dropbox folder.

Chinatown Cup

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Well done to everyone who took part in our Chinatown Cup competition. Results and information about the competition are on our special Chinatown Cup page.

Tai Chi in the Park

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It is beautiful to do your Tai Chi outdoors, and we are pleased to let you know that we are back outdoors with all our Tai Chi this summer. Our regular classes outdoors at Batsford Arboretum and our summer course at Coughton Court are now joined by all our other Tai Chi classes till September.

Kidderminster moves to Brinton Park (and earlier, at 10.30 a.m.), Bromsgrove to Stoke Recreation Ground, Droitwich to Vines Park, Badsey to Abbey Park in Evesham, and Peopleton moves outdoors at the same venue.

When the weather is bad, as sometimes it can be in British summers, Batsford changes days, Peopleton moves indoors, and Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Badsey all offer Zoom alternatives.