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Mr Rose Presented with GM Rhee Fist by Senior Master Williamson For 30 Year of practising Taekwon-Do
10 Jun 2009
Mr Rose VI Dan celebrates 30 years of studying Taekwon-Do this year and was presented by Senior Master Williamson VIII Dan, himself a 33 year practioner, a GM Rhee fist on behalf of ManchesterTKD at the North England Area Colourbelt & Blackbelt Seminar held in Huddersfield hosted by Mr J Chan IV Dan.

Mr Rose has not only been practicing ITF Taekwon-Do for 30 years he has also solely been a member of the UKTA.

Mr Rose Chief Instructor (center) is pictured with Senior Master Williamson (right) & Mr Lopez (left) Assistant Instructor

Inter-School Invite Only Championships
07 Jun 2009
ShaftsburyTKD School chief instructor Mr M.Carr II Degree UKTC, Wirral held an invite only inter-school championships on Sunday the 7th of June.

Schools that competed were Shaftsburytkd, Wirraltkd & Manchestertkd. There were 3 categories Pattern, Sparring & Special Technique.

Congratulations to Manchestertkd competitors:

Sasha Stretton 4th Kup Green Belt on winning a Gold medal Pattern, Bronze Medal Sparring & Bronze Medal Special Technique.

Georgia Wardle 4th Kup Green Belt on winning Silver Medal Special Technique.

Joshua Pierce 5th Kup Green Belt on winning Silver Medal Special Technique.

Congratulations to all competitors of all Schools who competed and made this a fantastic day.

Master's Seminar & Grading
21 May 2009
The next Master's North England area colourbelt & blackbelt seminar is on Saturday the 6th of June in Huddersfield.

Mr J Chan IV degree is the host and the attending Master is Senior Master John Williamson VIII Degree. Senior Master Williamson is a previous European & World Champion and we are very pleased to have him attend our area.

Following the Seminar's there will be a grading for those colourbelts that are eligible.

The Seminar is a UKTA requirement and students are required to attend 2 Seminar's per year in order to be eligible to Grade.

Please inform Chief Instructor Mr W.P.Rose VI degree of your intention to attend the Seminar or grade.

more details will follow as soon as they are known.

Congratulations On Your Selection for the European Championships 2009
29 Apr 2009
Congratulations are in order once again to a student from ManchesterTKD.

Ist Degree Black belt Sean Ellor has been selected for the Junior Male ITF England Squad he will compete in Slovenia this coming May.

Congratulations are also extended to HudderfieldTKD chief instructor Mr Johnnie Chan IV Degree Black belt who has been selected for the Senior Male Squad.

This year for the 1st time there is also a Veteran class at the European championships for which Miss Karen Smith II Degree (HuddersfieldTKD & MorleyTKD) has been selected for the Female Squad.

ManchesterTKD Students, Blackbelts & Instructors wish them every success at the Championships and are very proud to have Northern England representation once again!!!

Unfortunate Extra Training Closure
29 Apr 2009
Unfortunately chief instructor Mr Rose's (VI degree) extra saturday training will no longer continue at Sunnybank Youth Club on the 1st & 3rd saturday's of the month due to the venue closing for refurbishment in the near future.

Further arrangements for extra training will be arranged and details will be posted soon.

Please watch this space for further details.

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