131 Sheldon Drive, Unit 5, Cambridge, ON, N1R 6S2|
Tel: (519) 242-7610 Fax: (519) 622-7033
The January 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 Fall schedule.
We had a relatively quiet month in December, and were closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 1, 2020. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, and a healthy and prosperous New Year!
On November 30 we had a smallish belt promotion test which saw the following students advance to new belts:
We were closed for the Thanksgiving weekend, and students are now back to wearing full uniforms for classes. We were also closed for Halloween, as we really didn't think anyone would rather come to class than go Trick-or-Treating!
On September 28 two of our former students (who now compete for the Royal Military College in Kingston) were at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Kara competed in the Jung Ko Classic and placed first in poomsae and second (?) in recreational black belt sparring. Congratulations, Kara!
Hannah competed in the second Taekwondo Ontario Team Selection event, which was held concurrently. She also did very well, placing fourth in her U30 individual recognized poomsae event and third in U30 pairs with team-mate Samuel Xiao. Well done, Hannah!
Ten students tested successfully for new belts on September 21.
We are on our Summer Schedule, with morning classes Tuesday and Thursday and only one Junior and one Teen/Adult class each weekday evening. Saturday morning classes are at 10 and 11, but cancelled on holiday weekends.
On Saturday, July 13 we had black belt testing, with four new first pooms or dans and one first advancing to second poom. Thanks to all the parents for your support through the years, and to the instructors and assistants who helped before and during the test!
On June 22 we had eight students test successfully for new belts.
It's T-shirt time again! With the warmer weather here, plain or club T-shirts can be worn to class, and many students are already doing so. Our new black club T-shirts are also available to purchase and wear.
Master Rikki taught on May 4 when Master Sadowsky and Salome were officiating at Son's 2019 championship TKD tournament, and we were closed Saturday through Monday of the Victoria Day weekend.
Congratulations to all the Canadian athletes who competed at the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester, UK. Canada's best result was obtained by Skylar Park of Manitoba with bronze, losing in the semi-final to the world champion, Jade Jones of Great Britain.
Ashley Kraayeveld of Ontario placed 5th, Yvette Yong 5th, Melissa Pagnotta 9th, Yohan Chang 9th, Jordan Stewart 9th, and Marc-andre Bergeron of Quebec 9th.
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.