Vision TKD would like to invite all ITF members to attend a seminar with Master Stephen Cooley on 24th September in Tonbridge, Kent. Master Cooley is one of the greatest coaches in Taekwon-Do, developing the Irish team into one of the most successful on the World stage.
In previous years Vision has hosted seminars with Continue reading Seminar with Master Cooley
On the 17th July Vision hosted its second Championships of the year. This is the 2nd of 3 competitions that we are running this year and not only is this the first time that we are doing multiple competitions but it is also the first time that we have used a new electronic scoring system. It there was an amazing turnout with 191 competitors across 81 divisions. And all divisions were leagues so everyone got many goes. Continue reading Vision Competition Redhill Results
Squad training is this Sunday, 10am – 1pm, essential for those going to the World Cup and good competition training ahead of the VTA championships next week.
Freedom Leisure, Crowborough
Blue tag and up, 12 years and over.
Bring your trainers!
On the 17th July Vision will be hosting the 2nd of this year’s competitions, this time in Redhill. Speak to your instructor for registration details!
Online entry is here!
On the 4th and 5th June four of Vision TKD’s senior instructors went to Dublin for an International Umpire Course (IUC). The course was run by the Tournament and Umpire Committee and overseen by Grand Master Bos and Grand Master Lan. Continue reading Vision Instructors at the Umpire Course
On Saturday 14th May, Mr Lear celebrated 20 years since he returned from Malaysia and started Vision Taekwon-Do in Crowborough. The evening took place at 5 Ashes Village Hall where it was transformed into a party venue with a licensed bar, DJ, Photo booth, Roulette Table and Black Jack Table, an impressive 3 tier cake for everyone to share, there was also a 20ft Disco Dome outside that the kids played in for the majority of the evening. There was also a barbecue and Hog Roast available for everyone all night serving delicious food for all. Continue reading Vision TKD 20th Anniversary
Squad training is this Saturday, 3-6pm in crowborough.
Blue tag and up, 12 years and over.
On the 14th May Vision Taekwon-Do hosted its annual seminar, which is free to members. This year was extra special as it was the 20 year anniversary of Vision TKD starting in England.
This was the biggest seminar to date with 180 participants taking part. The kids had 4 forty-five minute sessions from 10am-1pm. They covered pre-arranged sparring with Mr Lear, self defence with Mr Turner, flying kicks with Mr Dunn and sparring with Mr Arroyo. The adults had an even longer day, starting with kicking with Mr Thompson, pre-arranged sparring with Mr Lear, self defence with Mr Bourne and boxing with Mr Dunn. Then after lunch they continued with breaking with Mr Edmunds and then sparring with Mr Dan Lobley, Mr Tim Lobley, Mr Davies and Mr Kong. After 5 hours of training the colour belts went home but the black belts continued for another hour. Mr Arroyo took the 1st and 2nd degrees and Mr Lear and Master Hewlett took the 3rd-5th degrees through patterns.
It was a long, tough day but all the feedback has been great so far as everyone had lots of fun.
You can view the photos here
Vision had 5 competitors selected to represent England at the European Championships in Tampere, Finland (Steven Arroyo, Tim Lobley, Tom Davies, Maxim Boyce-Davies and Peter Morris).
Many congratulations to Tim Lobley and Peter Morris who were part of the junior male patterns team that won silver medals.
Thanks also to Master Chesterman for umpiring all week, Mr Lear (England team manager) and Mr Adams and Mr Thompson (England coaches).
At the AETF voting Congress that took place on Friday 29th April Mr Lear was voted back on the AETF Board of Directors for a 3rd term. He was first voted onto the Board back in 2008 and has since been working for the AETF with 5 other Board members from all over Europe.
You can see the photos here.
On Sunday 24th April Mr Lear travelled up to Burton on Trent in Staffordshire for the Martial Arts Illustrated (MAI) Black Belt Hall of Fame awards.
Mr Lear is now in his 20th year of running Vision TKD in England and was nominated for an award at the annual event. He was presented with a plaque and belt by the editor of MAI magazine Mr Bob Sykes and inducted into the MAI Black Belt Hall of Fame.
In his speech Mr Lear thanked his wife Ellie for all her support over the years and also thanked the boy who bullied him at the age of 15yrs back in the 80’s, without whom he would not have got involved in the Martial Arts.
The ceremony had many well known faces from the world of Martial Arts including Mr Lear’s old England team mate from the late 90’s Mr Silvio Simac who is now a well known Martial Arts movie star and freestyle fighting legend Mr Alfie Lewis.
Mr Lear said “it’s an honour to be recognised outside of the ITF Taekwon-Do community and I look forward to continuing our celebrations during this 20th year of Vision TKD. I have many people to thank for my development over the years, however everything starts with one man, one Master, that’s Senior Master Tan, thank you sir”.
You can still purchase tickets for the anniversary party that takes place on Saturday 14th May by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org