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 TaeKwon-Do successes in Oakham and Stamford


Successes at the weekends TaeKwon-Do Black Belt grading are the most recent in a chain of events for Stamford & Oakham TaeKwon-Do Clubs run by Mr Richard Auciello, 6th Degree Black Belt.

 

Six students from the Stamford & Oakham club attended the grading in Coventry on Sunday 18th May 2013, with a 100% pass rate. Leon Grant and Jo Auciello both successfully achieved their 1st Degree Black belts. Jessie Auciello, Chris Park & Imogen Freeborough all passed their interim gradings towards their 2nd Degree Black Belts, and Liam Watkinson was successfully awarded his 3rd Degree Black Belt. An early 18th birthday present for Liam, who was given the privilege of taking the test 10 days before turning 18 due to his dedication to training for the past 13 years!

 

TaeKwon-do in Oakham
 
Leon TaeKwon-Do
 

The younger students tested in the morning in a specifically designed test in conjunction with learning patterns taken from the National Curriculum, as the association recognises that children need to be differentiated from adults. Students under 12 years have to perform a range of movements in patterns, self-defence, sparring, and a thesis -piece of course work, as well as being tested on Korean language. Juniors and adults are also required to break wood in order to pass!

 

Jo Auciello was awarded Best Thesis Award in the adult section, and Jessie Auciello received the award for the highest pass mark of the childrens section, but also had the highest pass for the whole day! Liam Watkinson and Jo Auciello were also commended for high pass marks. 

 

21 medals were brought back to Stamford and Oakham

 

This has followed huge successes in competition and gradings for members of the club since the beginning of 2013. In February 6 students travelled to compete in a Euro Cup, with European Titles achieved by Sam Berridge - Gold in Black Belt Sparring, Liam Watkinson - Silver in Sparring, Claudia Lee - Silver in Sparring - Bronze in Patterns, Jo Auciello - Gold in Sparring, Silver in Patterns. 

 

In March at the GTUK British Champs in Coventry 21 medals were brought back to Stamford & Oakham by 18 students. The area took all the medals in the 5-7 year old coloured belt category in sparring with Oakham student William Cavalec taking Gold in both Patterns and Sparring. 

 

At the end of March 51 students from Stamford & Oakham were tested for their next belts in front of the newly promoted Grand Master Oldham from Kenilworth, with again a 100% success rate. The Grand Master commented, “Stamford & Oakham clubs have a fantastic standard, which comes from both the top tuition of the Instructors, but also is down to the dedication of the students!” 

 

April saw Stamford students who train with the England Squad, where Mr Auciello is the Head Coach, travel to a Midlands Open tournament in Derby with amazing results. 10 students competed and a total of 14 trophies returned to the Stamford club. 

 

'top spot in all disciplines'

 

At the end of April, students travelled to the Scottish championships, with great success! Again with a fantastic ratio for the 9 students who made the journey, a total of 13 medals were brought back, and each of the 9 Stamford students had been selected to form part of the England Teams which competed in the 4 Nations tournament. Gold in the Team event was successfully achieved by the ladies team, half of the team was made up of Stamford students; Sam Berridge, Emily Reeson and Jo Auciello. Jo Auciello having a particularly good day bringing back Triple Gold – achieving the top spot in all disciplines; Patterns, Sparring and Destruction. 

 

Now the students are training hard for upcoming International tournaments that are being held in England this year. The England Squad have taken up residence on a number of occasions at the Sports Hall at Stamford Boys School, and will also be returning on two occasions to Catmose Sports Centre Oakham in June!

 

Preparations are well under way for the TaeKwon Do International in Coventry in July and the World Championships in London in August, and indeed the former World Champion Richard Auciello is himself hoping to compete again! Watch this space…

 


 

 

Mr Auciello is taking on new students at the moment at his clubs both in Stamford & Oakham, whether you want to be the next World champion or just train to improve fitness or self-confidence, contact us to have a free trail. Visit our website www.tkdclasses.co.uk or call 07771 865373 for more information. 


Published: 21/05/2013





 
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