Vision Awards Night

awardsOn the 4th of February 2017, the Vision Taekwon-Do Association held its first Awards Ceremony in the form of a black tie dinner at the Mercure Hotel Tunbridge Wells. The event brought together 82 members of the Vision family to celebrate our individual and collective achievements of 2016.

The event was hosted by Mr Steve Lobley who acted as the Master of Ceremonies and ensured the evening ran smoothly. After a brief introduction the awards began with the overall winners of each age category from the 2016 Vision League Competitions. Mr Dunn presented each winner with a trophy as follows: Continue reading Vision Awards Night

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Mr Gibb got married!

gibbHuge congratulations to Mr Gibb who got married to his beautiful bride  Dayna Else last weekend!

Mr Gibb was the former technical director, international instructor and international umpire for VTA. Congratulations to you both from the entire Vision family.

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Master Lear Promotion

learAt 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.

Congratulations Sahyun!

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Vision Black Belt Test

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

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Vision AGM

boardThe 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).

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World Cup 2016 Report

arroyoOn 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

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