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16th December 2018: End of Year Awards

The following students and instructors had an outstanding year and were presented with a trophy to recognise their dedication and progression over the last 12 months. Student of the Year 2018: Mark Rochford S.O.Y. (Junior): Elizabeth Ferguson S.O.Y. (Child): Ty Greenwood S.O.Y. (Pee Wee): Gracie Leigh-Madden Outstanding Coach: Master Ben Mitchell Outstanding Coach: Charlotte Jewsbury Volunteer Award: Catherine Wossick Rising Star (Kyorugi): Henry Stansfield Rising Star (Poomsae): Caden Peel Best Newcomer: Ben Hawksworth Commitment Award: Jamie Haigh Indomitable Spirit: Lucy Farrar Most Improved: Sophie Winteridge Achievement Award: Amy Galbraith, Rose Mitchell, Nye Bevans

9th December 2018: Kup Grading

Students were successful in achieving their next belts at the recent Kup promotion test held at Strike HQ. Only those students deemed ready for the grading were selected to take part, with all their hard work, commitment and determination resulting in success.

November 2018: New Home!

Strike Taekwondo has moved to a new home! Now in premises which will feature 2 training rooms, changing facilities, waiting room for parents/family, office and toilet facilities; this is a positive move for the club with an exciting future ahead. Team Strike and families all came together to make the move happen, it was a memorable and eventful day after approximately 10 years at Keighley Business Centre. The new venue will also home new equipment such as kick bags, “Bob” and much more, to benefit students progress. Still in the heart of Keighley town centre, Strike will continue to go from strength to strength.

November 2018: Training with G.Master Mark Richardson

8th Dan, Grand Master Mark Richardson and his team visited Strike Taekwondo to lead a training session working on basic kick techniques. The former World Medalist, Master Jaki Richardson and senior students from Manchester Sport Taekwondo both motivated and inspired Strike students to improve their performance and develop their skill set further.

10/11th November 2018: England Open International

Championships

Team Strike had a highly successful 1st day in the Poomsae taking overall team place 3rd. Master Lisa Winteridge regained her title of England Open Champion following her disappointment earlier in the year with bronze, taking Gold along with the Champion of Champions title. Gold also went to Ben Hawksworth, Paul Farrar, Karen Stansfield, Ruby Drake. Silver - Caden Peel. Day 2 saw the Kyorugi take place; some lessons to be learnt for the team, no golds this time but the team fought with heart, spirit and determination. Silver: Gregor Perenc, Andy Stansfield, Gracie-Leigh Madden. Bronze: Riley, Henry, Layla, Remek and Harvey. Elizabeth, Jamie, Sienna and Ty also represented the team well during the weekend.

7th October 2018: Strike Taekwondo Interclub

Strike’s first interclub took place with students from across Strike’s Keighley and Skipton branch. This was an ideal introduction to Taekwondo competition for many students and a some important preparation ahead of the International Open for more advanced students in November. The competiton hosted events in speed kicking, poomsae, team poomsae and kyorugi. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day which saw a great team spirit and sportsmanship among all competitiors.

6th October 2018: Training with Paul Green and Gareth

Brown

2 of Strike’s top Kyorugi Juniors, Henry Stansfield and Ehsan Siddique, travelled to Inspire TKD in Liverpool to train under two of the World’s best coaches Paul Green and Gareth Brown. Both boys gained alot from this amazing experience. Paul Green coached GB’s Jade Jones to 2 Olympic Golds and Bianca Walkden to World Champion whilst on the GB coaching staff.

May 2018: First Aid Training

Strike Taekwondo Instructors and volunteers completed First Aid Training, delivered by GEM Compliance Ltd. The training involved how to deal with an unresponsive casualty along with CPR, use of defibrilator and dealing with head injuries along with other common injuries associated with a contact sport. All are now first aid qualified.

April 2018: England Open Championships

Teams from Skipton and Keighley came together to represent Strike in the highly anticipated English Open International held in Manchester, with Chief Instructor awarded Best Female Coach 2018 by GM Mark Richardson. Read more here: Keighley News Report Pictured left: Father and Son, Andy and Henry

April 2018: Black Belt Grading

Congratulations to brothers Ethan (10 years) and Lewis (8 years), on achieving black belt 1st Poom, and to Graeme on achieving 2nd Dan. A remarkable achievement after many years of dedication, perserverance and practise. All were tested to the max covering all aspects of the Taekwondo syllabus and more, graded under 9th Dan Grand Master, Satwinder Singh Vohra.

February 2018: BTA Championships, Sheffield

Congratulations to Team Strike taking overall 2nd place! Read about our success here: Keighley News Report

December 2017: End of Year Awards

Congratulations to this years winners on their outstanding achievement: - Student of the Year (Adult): Karen Stansfield Student of the Year (Junior): Ehsan Siddique Student of the Year (Child): Caden Peel Student of the Year (Tigers): Ben Kitcheman Outstanding Commitment: Sienna Lewis Best Newcomer: Lucy Farrar Special Achievement: Patrick Ferguson Indomitable Spirit: Akaash Uddin

12th November 2017: Black Belt Grading

Congratulations to: - Catherine Wossick, promoted to Black Belt 1st Dan Mark Ainley, promoted to Black Belt 1st Dan Albert Chippendale, promoted to Black Belt 1st Dan Master Lisa Winteridge, promoted to Black Belt 5th Dan

22nd October 2017: Training with Grand Master Vohra

Strike students took part in a training session with 9th Dan Black Belt, Grand Master Vohra. The first 2 hours was open to all grades and ages, with youngest Strike student, Hector Mitchell joining in the fun. Students went through a number of warm up and flexibility exercises before working on Taekwondo kicking techniques and poomsae. The remaining 2 hours focussed on skills required for black belt testing. Blue belts and above were taught self-defense, flying kick techniques and accuracy/power for breaking.

8th October 2017: Training with YouTube sensation

G.Master Jeong

Strike’s instructors and students took part in a training seminar hosted by G.Master Jeong who was on his European tour from Korea. Master Jeong is known world wide for his poomsae application in street defense. The training was insightful in how best to generate power through core response, breath, relaxation and technique. The first 3 hour session was spent looking at these basic methods and utilising them by bringing them together. After lunch, students worked in pairs focussing on self defense movements from poomsae, being applied to real life situations.

23rd/24th September 2017: England Open Championships

Team Strike had representatives for both day 1 (Poomsae/Patterns) and day 2 (Kyorugi/Sparring) of the England Open Championships, held in Manchester. Read the full report here.. Keighley News Report

9th September 2017: Strike Kup Grading

Students took part in the kup grading held at Strike Keighley. Congratulations to all those who were successful in acheiving the grade: - Successful students were presented certificates on the day by Master Lisa Winteridge, Master Ben Mitchell and coach Charlotte Jewsbury.

24th June 2017: Mount TKD Competition

Team Strike took overall 3rd place in the Fleetwood competition. Stand out performances in the Kyorugi cam from Ehsan Siddique with 2 wins, second by stoppage; Layla Smith with first round stoppage and Andy Stansfield the only adult fighting for Team Strike. Strike also had success in the Poomsae with Grace Bowes and Karen Stansfield both taking Gold.

April 2017: England Open Championships

Team Strike took along a team for both Poomsae (Saturday) and Kyorugi (Sunday) Championships. The Championships hosted a large number of teams from worldwide including England, Ireland, Spain, Japan. Team Strike started off the weekend strongly with Chief Instructor, Master Lisa Winteridge taking Gold in individual Poomsae before going on to secure Gold in the Champion of Champions category which saw her compete against all the black belt winners of their category. Other successes included Devon Chan and Amy Winteridge, Silver in the Poomsae Pairs, and Grace Bowes - Bronze in the individual Child Poomsae. In the Kyorugi on Sunday, Jake Calvert took Gold in the Child category, with brother Cody settling for Silver in Juniors. Other strong performances included Layla Smith and Ethan Horne.

December 2016: End of Year Awards

Student of the Year (Senior): Catherine Wossick Student of the Year (Junior): Ethan Horne Student of the Year Runner Up: Jake Hammond Special Achievement: Ty Greenwood Outstanding Commitment: Caden Peel Taekwondo Spirit: Layla Smith Beginners Special Achievement: Zeeshan Iqbal

2nd July: Mount Taekwondo 1-1 Sparring & Poomsae

Team Strike competed at the 1st Mount Taekwondo competition, Fleetwood. The 11 strong team put in some strong performances coming away with 5 wins & many close fought contests in the sparring.

21st May/4th June: First Aid

Instructor Luke Dyson and students Mark Rochford and Mark Ainley undertook a 2 day Activity First Aid Course covering CPR, general and sports specific first aid. All are now qualified First Aiders. The training was delivered by GEM Compliance at Strike Taekwondo.

14th May 2016: Kup Grading

Congratulations to all students who recently underwent their belt promotion test at Strike Taekwondo and passed. Students were tested on a range of skills including kick and hand techniques, poomsae, self-defence, sparring and Korean terminology.

1st May 2016: England Open Championships, Manchester

Read press coverage from the Keighley News here

28th February 2016: BTA 1-1 Fight Day & Poomsae

Competition

Read press coverage from the Keighley News here
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Traditional Martial Art & Olympic Sport of Taekwondo, Keighley & Skipton

Experience ~ Enjoy ~ Excel

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16th December 2018: End of

Year Awards

The following students and instructors had an outstanding year and were presented with a trophy to recognise their dedication and progression over the last 12 months. Student of the Year 2018: Mark Rochford S.O.Y. (Junior): Elizabeth Ferguson S.O.Y. (Child): Ty Greenwood S.O.Y. (Pee Wee): Gracie Leigh-Madden Outstanding Coach: Master Ben Mitchell Outstanding Coach: Charlotte Jewsbury Volunteer Award: Catherine Wossick Rising Star (Kyorugi): Henry Stansfield Rising Star (Poomsae): Caden Peel Best Newcomer: Ben Hawksworth Commitment Award: Jamie Haigh Indomitable Spirit: Lucy Farrar Most Improved: Sophie Winteridge Achievement Award: Amy Galbraith, Rose Mitchell, Nye Bevans

9th December 2018: Kup

Grading

Students were successful in achieving their next belts at the recent Kup promotion test held at Strike HQ. Only those students deemed ready for the grading were selected to take part, with all their hard work, commitment and determination resulting in success.

November 2018: New Home!

Strike Taekwondo has moved to a new home! Now in premises which will feature 2 training rooms, changing facilities, waiting room for parents/family, office and toilet facilities; this is a positive move for the club with an exciting future ahead. Team Strike and families all came together to make the move happen, it was a memorable and eventful day after approximately 10 years at Keighley Business Centre. The new venue will also home new equipment such as kick bags, “Bob” and much more, to benefit students progress. Still in the heart of Keighley town centre, Strike will continue to go from strength to strength.

November 2018: Training with

G.Master Mark Richardson

8th Dan, Grand Master Mark Richardson and his team visited Strike Taekwondo to lead a training session working on basic kick techniques. The former World Medalist, Master Jaki Richardson and senior students from Manchester Sport Taekwondo both motivated and inspired Strike students to improve their performance and develop their skill set further.

10/11th November 2018:

England Open International

Championships

Team Strike had a highly successful 1st day in the Poomsae taking overall team place 3rd. Master Lisa Winteridge regained her title of England Open Champion following her disappointment earlier in the year with bronze, taking Gold along with the Champion of Champions title. Gold also went to Ben Hawksworth, Paul Farrar, Karen Stansfield, Ruby Drake. Silver - Caden Peel. Day 2 saw the Kyorugi take place; some lessons to be learnt for the team, no golds this time but the team fought with heart, spirit and determination. Silver: Gregor Perenc, Andy Stansfield, Gracie- Leigh Madden. Bronze: Riley, Henry, Layla, Remek and Harvey. Elizabeth, Jamie, Sienna and Ty also represented the team well during the weekend.

7th October 2018: Strike

Taekwondo Interclub

Strike’s first interclub took place with students from across Strike’s Keighley and Skipton branch. This was an ideal introduction to Taekwondo competition for many students and a some important preparation ahead of the International Open for more advanced students in November. The competiton hosted events in speed kicking, poomsae, team poomsae and kyorugi. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day which saw a great team spirit and sportsmanship among all competitiors.

6th October 2018: Training

with World Class Coaches,

Paul Green and Gareth Brown

2 of Strike’s top Kyorugi Juniors, Henry Stansfield and Ehsan Siddique, travelled to Inspire TKD in Liverpool to train under two of the World’s best coaches Paul Green and Gareth Brown. Both boys gained alot from this amazing experience. Paul Green coached GB’s Jade Jones to 2 Olympic Golds and Bianca Walkden to World Champion whilst on the GB coaching staff.

May 2018: First Aid Training

Strike Taekwondo Instructors and volunteers completed First Aid Training, delivered by GEM Compliance Ltd. The training involved how to deal with an unresponsive casualty along with CPR, use of defibrilator and dealing with head injuries along with other common injuries associated with a contact sport. All are now first aid qualified.

April 2018: England Open

Championships

Teams from Skipton and Keighley came together to represent Strike in the highly anticipated English Open International held in Manchester, with Chief Instructor awarded Best Female Coach 2018 by GM Mark Richardson. Read more here: Keighley News Report

April 2018: Black Belt

Grading

Congratulations to brothers Ethan (10 years) and Lewis (8 years), on achieving black belt 1st Poom, and to Graeme on achieving 2nd Dan. A remarkable achievement after many years of dedication, perserverance and practise. All were tested to the max covering all aspects of the Taekwondo syllabus and more, graded under 9th Dan Grand Master, Satwinder Singh Vohra.

February 2018: BTA

Championships, Sheffield

Congratulations to Team Strike taking overall 2nd place! Read about our success here: Keighley News Report

December 2017: End of Year

Awards

Congratulations to this years winners on their outstanding achievement: - Student of the Year (Adult): Karen Stansfield Student of the Year (Junior): Ehsan Siddique Student of the Year (Child): Caden Peel Student of the Year (Tigers): Ben Kitcheman Outstanding Commitment: Sienna Lewis Best Newcomer: Lucy Farrar Special Achievement: Patrick Ferguson Indomitable Spirit: Akaash Uddin

12th November 2017: Black

Belt Grading

Congratulations to: - Catherine Wossick, promoted to Black Belt 1st Dan Mark Ainley, promoted to Black Belt 1st Dan Albert Chippendale, promoted to Black Belt 1st Dan Master Lisa Winteridge, promoted to Black Belt 5th Dan

22nd October 2017: Training

with Grand Master Vohra

Strike students took part in a training session with 9th Dan Black Belt, Grand Master Vohra. The first 2 hours was open to all grades and ages, with youngest Strike student, Hector Mitchell joining in the fun. Students went through a number of warm up and flexibility exercises before working on Taekwondo kicking techniques and poomsae. The remaining 2 hours focussed on skills required for black belt testing. Blue belts and above were taught self-defense, flying kick techniques and accuracy/power for breaking.

8th October 2017: Training

with YouTube sensation

G.Master Jeong

Strike’s instructors and students took part in a training seminar hosted by G.Master Jeong who was on his European tour from Korea. Master Jeong is known world wide for his poomsae application in street defense. The training was insightful in how best to generate power through core response, breath, relaxation and technique. The first 3 hour session was spent looking at these basic methods and utilising them by bringing them together. After lunch, students worked in pairs focussing on self defense movements from poomsae, being applied to real life situations.

23rd/24th September 2017:

England Open Championships

Team Strike had representatives for both day 1 (Poomsae/Patterns) and day 2 (Kyorugi/Sparring) of the England Open Championships, held in Manchester. Read the full report here.. Keighley News Report

9th September 2017: Strike

Kup Grading

Students took part in the kup grading held at Strike Keighley. Congratulations to all those who were successful in acheiving the grade: - Successful students were presented certificates on the day by Master Lisa Winteridge, Master Ben Mitchell and coach Charlotte Jewsbury.

24th June 2017: Mount TKD

Competition

Team Strike took overall 3rd place in the Fleetwood competition. Stand out performances in the Kyorugi cam from Ehsan Siddique with 2 wins, second by stoppage; Layla Smith with first round stoppage and Andy Stansfield the only adult fighting for Team Strike. Strike also had success in the Poomsae with Grace Bowes and Karen Stansfield both taking Gold.

April 2017: England Open

Championships

Team Strike took along a team for both Poomsae (Saturday) and Kyorugi (Sunday) Championships. The Championships hosted a large number of teams from worldwide including England, Ireland, Spain, Japan. Team Strike started off the weekend strongly with Chief Instructor, Master Lisa Winteridge taking Gold in individual Poomsae before going on to secure Gold in the Champion of Champions category which saw her compete against all the black belt winners of their category. Other successes included Devon Chan and Amy Winteridge, Silver in the Poomsae Pairs, and Grace Bowes - Bronze in the individual Child Poomsae. In the Kyorugi on Sunday, Jake Calvert took Gold in the Child category, with brother Cody settling for Silver in Juniors. Other strong performances included Layla Smith and Ethan Horne.

December 2016: End of Year

Awards

Student of the Year (Senior): Catherine Student of the Year (Junior): Ethan Student of the Year Runner Up: Jake Special Achievement: Ty Greenwood Outstanding Commitment: Caden Peel Taekwondo Spirit: Layla Smith Beginners Special Achievement: Zeeshan

2nd July: Mount Taekwondo 1-

1 Sparring & Poomsae

Team Strike competed at the 1st Mount Taekwondo competition, Fleetwood. The 11 strong team put in some strong performances coming away with 5 wins & many close fought contests in the sparring.

21st May/4th June: First Aid

Instructor Luke Dyson and students Mark Rochford and Mark Ainley undertook a 2 day Activity First Aid Course covering CPR, general and sports specific first aid. All are now qualified First Aiders. The training was delivered by GEM Compliance at Strike Taekwondo.

14th May 2016: Kup Grading

Congratulations to all students who recently underwent their belt promotion test at Strike Taekwondo and passed. Students were tested on a range of skills including kick and hand techniques, poomsae, self-defence, sparring and Korean terminology.

1st May 2016: England Open

Championships, Manchester

Read press coverage from the Keighley News here

28th February 2016: BTA 1-1

Fight Day & Poomsae

Competition

Read press coverage from the Keighley News here
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