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Tel: (519) 242-7610 Fax: (519) 622-7033
The May calendar is available and can be viewed by clicking the link at left. Each month's calendar indicates closures for tournaments and promotion tests.
Please check the link on the 'classes' tab for the schedule.
Congratulations to all who tested for new belts on April 27! It was a busy day, with five of the nine morning students testing for their first belt and three of the four in the afternoon reaching the milestone of club black belt. Next stop for them, Kukkiwon testing!
We were closed on March 23 because Masters Nutbeam and Sadowsky were refereeing at the TriStar TKD Championship in Oakville. The weather co-operated and we had no snow days or other closures.
On February 23 seven students tested for new belts.
We had three snow days in February, which is highly unusual. The combinations of snow, freezing rain, rain, ice pellets, and more snow made for some pretty treacherous driving conditions.
We hope all that is behind us now, and that we won't have any closures in March.
On January 16 we had a teeny-tiny promotion at which two students advanced to new belts:
Aishmin - 6th gup - green belt
Yuvraj - 5th gup - blue stripe
We had anticipated having at least four more at this test, but they weren't quite ready, or had other events conflicting, so we only had the two. On the upside, we were done, cleaned up, and on our way home very quickly.
The next promotion test will be on Saturday, February 23.
Although we didn't have any competitors at this event, we had two officials in attendance. Master Sadowsky was a Ring Captain, and Natalie S enjoyed her first event, working with an International Referee and a few helpful regulars. With 678 competitors, it could have been a long day, but everyone was finished and out by about 7:30 pm, so congratulations to Captain Sports for putting on a well-run event!
This event was held in Quebec City on January 10 - 12, and although it wasn't the best time of year to be in Quebec, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. All kyurugi events were double-elimination, and Thursday was a VERY long day, going into the wee hours of Friday morning because of the Pan Am Team selections. Friday and Saturday's competitions were much more manageable, and were done by 5:00 pm. Congratulations to the organizing committee, the host association, and to all the athletes, Cadet, Junior and Senior, who took part in this event.
In addition to the athletes' medals, special awards were also given to the following officials:
Simon Blais (QC) - best male referee
Victoria Turyk (ON/QC) - best female referee
Jonathan Assassi (ON) - best new referee
June Sadowsky (ON) - best poomsae referee.
We were closed from December 23 to January 2 inclusive, and hope everyone had a happy and relaxing holiday. We also wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year in 2019.
On November 24 we had two colour belt promotion tests, with 18 students advancing to new levels!
On November 10 we held a small promotion test for our black belt students. They worked very hard for many weeks and months prior to the test, and the performances were very impressive! We welcomed one new first Poom to our ranks, and promoted three others to new levels of awesomeness!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us in the 2018 Cambridge Times Readers' Choice Awards in October. You earned us the Platinum award, or second place in the category 'Best Martial Arts Club'. We really appreciate your support!
On September 29 ten students tested successfully for new belts. These students advanced to the following levels:
Master Sadowsky, Natalie, and Salome attended the Taekwondo Ontario kyurugi referee seminar on September 23 in Toronto. Both girls did well and Salome has already officiated at her first event.
Master Sadowsky and Salome also attended the poomsae referee seminar in Toronto on October 28. Results haven't been posted, but we're confident Salome did well at that one, too.
Congratulations to Hannah Lee on her fifth place finish (of 13) in Junior Recognized Poomsae and second place (of 5) in Freestyle Poomsae at Canada Open in Richmond, B.C.in mid-September! This was Hannah's first international event, and her final competition as a Junior.
On September 30, In the first 2019 Ontario Provincial Selection Game, and her first Senior competition, Hannah also placed fifth in recognized poomsae and second in freestyle. Well done!
Ten students advanced to new levels on Saturday, June 23, with several completing their first test in Taekwondo!
Linkin - 9th gup / yellow stripe
Xzavier - 9th gup / yellow stripe
Carlos - 9th gup / yellow stripe
Ewa - 8th gup / yellow belt
Yuvraj - 7th gup / green stripe
Rubin - 7th gup / green stripe
Elana - 7th gup / green stripe
Om - 5th gup / blue stripe
Keith - 2nd gup / red belt
Congratulations to all, and keep up the good work!
Eight students tested for new belts on Saturday, April 28. Congratulations to:
We had two students compete at the Tri Star Championships in Oakville on March 24. Hope had a tough fight in her 10-11 recreational black belt division and didn't compete in poomsae. David T. didn't have an opponent close to his size in his 12-13 yellow-green stripe division, but ended up with a good exhibition match and a gold medal. It takes courage and nerve to enter tournaments, and there's no guarantee of good results, so we're always pleased when students decide to challenge themselves. Congratulations to both Hope and David. Well done!
On February 24 eight students tested for new belts resulting in the following promotions:
Hannah placed in the top 8 in Junior Female Recognized Poomsae at the Ontario selection event in January. She then competed at Nationals in Ottawa in February and placed fifth in the division! She also competed in Junior Female Team Poomsae and her team placed third, after practicing together just a handful of times. Congratulations, Hannah!