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
Many congratulations to Tim Lobley and Peter Morris who were part of the junior male patterns team that won silver medals.
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.
We only sent a small team to the English Open this year but they came away with lots of medals. Well done everyone!
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On the 27th and 28th February, Vision took 45 competitors to the PUMA International Open in Swindon. The team did exceptionally well, returning with 23 golds, 13 silver and 15 bronze.
Many thanks to the referees and coaches for working hard all weekend and to Master Gayle for inviting us to the championships. Continue reading Results from the PUMA International
On the 6th February, Vision Taekwon-Do Association hosted it’s annual championships in Tonbridge. However, this year was a different as VTA are hosting three competitions this year. The first one was organised by Mr Dunn at the Angel Centre.
There were 198 competitors taking part from 14 clubs. FULL RESULTS
Many thanks to all the officials for helping make the day such a success.
Here is the school standings.
The Vision team did really well at the Open Dutch Championships. Here are the results and photos.
Reuban bronze patterns
Ellie bronze patterns
Tim bronze sparring
Maxim silver sparring
Peter bronze sparring silver patterns
Otis gold sparring bronze patterns
Izzie gold patterns bronze sparring
Chorlene bronze patterns
Thicome gold sparring
Katie silver patterns silver sparring
Evie silver sparring
Anna silver sparring
Isabella bronze sparring
Ethan bronze sparring
Tom silver patterns
Jamie silver sparring
Thanks to Mr Dunn, Mr Adams, Mr Thompson, Mr Kong, Mrs Fox-Longdon and Mr Arroyo for coaching and Mr Lear, Mr Bourne and Mr Fox-Longdon for refereeing and all the parents and supporters for travelling a long way.