Mr Gibb was the former technical director, international instructor and international umpire for VTA. Congratulations to you both from the entire Vision family.
On 5th January 2017 Master Tom Denis conducted a grading in Redhill for Mr Dunn. The grading consisted of various colour belt and black belt patterns from each grade including both 5th degree patterns, one of which is 72 movements. Continue reading Mr Dunn is promoted to 6th degree
At the International Instructor Course in Paris, France Mr Lear completed an excellent black belt test and was successfully promoted to 7th degree Master. The test was conducted by Grandmaster Marano and Grandmaster Lan and tops off an incredible year for Master Lear who recently celebrated 20 years of teaching Taekwon-Do in Crowborough.
Many congratulations to those who were successful at the recent black belt test in Ash.
- Laura Fox Longdon – promoted to 4th degree
- Cassandra Bednall – promoted to 4th degree
- Stuart Fox Longdon – promoted to 3rd degree
- Helen Ray – promoted to 1st degree
- Gavin Heffernan – promoted to 1st degree
- Martyn Rowe – promoted to 1st degree
- Anna Wessels – promoted to 1st degree
- Nyal Patel – promoted to 1st degree
- Henry Carey – promoted to 1st degree
The Vision Taekwon-Do Association AGM concluded on 20th November in Tonbridge, Kent, with the acceptance of the new board. A couple of people stepping down with new positions voted in. The new board for the next 3 years are…
Mr Philip Lear, 6th degree – Chairman
Mr Paul Adams, 5th degree – Secretary
Mr Tim Dunn, 5th degree – Tournament Director
Mr Luke Thompson, 5th degree – Technical Director
Mr Ian Kelly, 3rd degree – Treasurer
The board will work together continuing to increase the profile and development of the Vision Taekwon-Do Association (VTA).
On the 11th October Vision TKD sent a team of 28 competitors, supporters and coaches to the ITF World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. After arriving in Hungary the team made their way straight to the weigh in and registration. It was a long day of travelling so all the competitors were very happy to have made their weight categories without issue. The team then went back to the hotel for dinner, a team meeting and an early night.
On the Wednesday the competition started and it was a full day of patterns. Despite nearly all the team competing it was a tough day with only Mr Arroyo, Thicome Biron-Monnier and Ellena Lobley progressing through a few rounds. Just when the team were starting to look deflated after no medals Mr Arroyo made his way into the 4-6th degree patterns final and secured a silver medal. Continue reading World Cup 2016 Report
On the 24th September VTA hosted it’s annual guest seminar. This year we were honoured to have Irish National Coach Master Stephen Cooley. Master Cooley is responsible for developing the Irish national team in to one of the most successful teams at the World Championships.
Online entry for the next Vision competition in Alton is open. http://visiontkdcomps.co.uk/
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