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Early Bird Offer – Valid until Sunday 14th March 2021 - Reinstate your membership before we offer places to new members

28th February, 2021
Early Bird Offer – Valid until Sunday 14th March 2021

Reinstate your membership before we offer places to new members
The UKTC are excited to announce that, as the government restrictions on physical exercise are gradually being reduced, we hope to restart our outdoor classes from mid-March, indoor classes from April (England & Wales) and indoor classes from May (UK Wide). We are hopeful that all restrictions for both children and adults will be removed in June to allow our classes to return to normal.
As we expect a huge demand for access to our clubs, we would like to offer an Early Bird opportunity to our former members who suspended or cancelled their memberships in the past 12 months.
If anyone wishes to secure their place, all you have to do is contact your club to re-instate your membership before 14th March. This will give you a guaranteed space in our indoor classes when they restart, as well as immediate access to our online classes, online video library, online seminars, online gradings, online competitions, outdoor classes and outdoor courses. If you wish to add a family member to your membership we will be very happy to assist you with this. Everyone is welcome.
In the next few weeks we will begin our nationwide marketing campaign inviting new members to join us. We will implement a waiting list once classes are full. Please be advised that there may be future restrictions in place regarding the maximum number of students allowed per class.
Please get in touch if you wish to take advantage of this Early Bird offer by contacting your Club Instructor using Facebook or by emailing uktcgradings@hotmail.com

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Breaking News - April - Outdoor Courses & Gradings

28th February, 2021
The UKTC are delighted to announce that in APRIL we will be conducting

OUTDOOR COURSES & GRADINGS
Details will be available soon

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Exciting News - March - Outdoor Classes & Online Classes

28th February, 2021
The UKTC are delighted to announce that in MARCH we will be conducting 

OUTDOOR CLASSES & ONLINE CLASSES

Details will be available soon

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Grading Schedule - February 2021

18th January, 2021
Grading Schedule with Master Stephen Rooney for February 2021
 
To register please email uktcgradings@hotmail.com
 
Sunday 7th February 2021
Active Tigers – White Stripe to Black Stripe 12-1pm
White Belts & Yellow Tags 1.30-2.30pm
Yellow Belts & Green Tags 3-4pm
 
Sunday 14th February 2021
Green Belts & Blue Tags 2-3pm
Blue Belts, Red Tags & Red Belts 3.30-4.30pm
Students Yellow Belt and above should ask their instructor for approval to test. To be eligible to test all students yellow belt and above must also have attended the required Pre-Grading Seminars and time between tests as follows:
 
Yellow Belts & Green Tags - 1 Pre-Grading Seminar with a minimum & 3 months training
 
Green Belts & Blue Tags - 2 Pre-Grading Seminars with a minimum 3 months training
 
Blue Belts to Red Belts - 3 Pre-Grading Seminars with a minimum 6 months training
 
Grading by Video Presentation rather than Zoom
Any student who would prefer to grade by sending in a video presentation rather than participating in a live Zoom grading can do so by emailing uktcgradings@hotmail.com for details.

 

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Online UK Open ITF Taekwon-Do Pattern Championships

10th January, 2021
Online UK Open ITF Taekwon-Do Pattern Championships.
5th to 31st January 2021
The World ITF Taekwon-Do Council is delighted to invite you to participate in its first ever Online UK Open ITF Taekwon-Do Pattern Championships.
This historic event will be held from 5th to 31st January with the Championship Results being published on Sunday 31st January 2021.
Taekwon-Do competitors from all over the World, from every club, regardless of their affiliation to any national or world organisation, can compete online to find the best Pattern (Tul) athletes. This event is open to all Juniors (5-17 years), Adults (18-34 years), Veterans (35-49 Years) and Veterans (50 years & over) who hold the ranks of Yellow Belt (8th Kup) to Black Belt (6th Degree). For our participants, the venue is your choice. You can create your video presentation in your dojang, home, garden or public space, as long as the area is safe for you to perform your movements without risk to you or others. We look forward to welcoming you all to our official website to enjoy Pattern Skills from some of the very best ITF Taekwon-Do athletes in the World.

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Complimentary Online Training Website

6th January, 2021
 
New Online Training Website - uktc5053.mymamembers.com
 
Important Message for all students training with Master Stephen Rooney, Master Liane Rooney, Miss Risk, Miss Haining, Mrs Samson, Miss Gavin, Miss Hendry, Miss Elder, Mr McNeil, Mr Wiseman, Mr Samson, Mr Vera, Mr K Clark, Mr Elder, Mr Hamilton, Mr M Ross, Mr Glennie and Mr Webster.
We are delighted to announce that our members online training website is now available for all TKD and LTC members.
To register, go to uktc5053.mymamembers.com
When prompted, please use your email address as your Username (Very Important - this must be your email address you registered with your Nest Agreement. This is how the website will recognise you as a member).
Choose 'Lost your password' to create your new Password and log in.
The website provides comprehensive video tuition for Fundamental Exercises, Kicking, Breaking, Sparring and Patterns (Chon Ji up to 2nd Dan Pattern - Juche). Also included are training videos for our Little Tiger Cubs.
New videos will be regularly added to the website.

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30 Years of Excellence - The Alloa School of Taekwon-Do

26th December, 2020
 30 Years of Excellence - The Alloa School of Taekwon-Do

Dear All,
 
Having been distracted by the chaos forced on us this year, I realised today that I forgot to highlight an important milestone in our Taekwon-Do history in the UKTC.
 
30 years ago, in 1990, Grand Master Harkess gave me permission to open my first Taekwon-Do schools in Alloa and Stirling. Both clubs have played a massive part in the history of the UKTC. When the UKTC was formed in 1993, both clubs were an important foundation for the growth of the UKTC. In particular, with the exception of our Edinburgh club which Grand Master Harkess founded, the Alloa School of Taekwon-Do's influence is probably unmatched by any other Taekwon-Do club in the UK. A huge percentage of instructors, past and present, are all linked to the Alloa School of Taekwon-Do. By the same argument a huge percentage of our World, European and National medalists and champions, past and present, are linked with the Alloa School of Taekwon-Do.
 
For those unaware of the Alloa club's influence, please see below a short list of graduate instructors from the club who are currently still teaching:
 
Master Liane Rooney
Master Brian Leckie
Mr David McNeil
Mr Steven Murphy
Mr Michael Wiseman
Mr Michael Ross
Mrs Esther Leckie
 
Other instructors, who started training with me or my Black Belt graduates from the Alloa club include:
 
Master Walter Livingston
Miss Maria Risk
Miss Michelle Haining
Mr John Samson
Mrs Yvonne Samson
Mr Dominic Elder
Mr Alistair Vera
Mr Kenny Clark
Mr Derek Webb
Mr Andrew Hamilton
Miss Chloe Gavin
Mr Gavin Fulton
Mr Richard Glennie
Miss Nicola Hendry
Miss Catriona Elder
Mr Liam Faulds
Mr Joe Macaulay
Mr Luke Webster
Mr Duncan McKellar
Mr Scott Inglis
Mr Raymond Crooks
Mr Robbie Steggles
 
We must also rocognise the incredible influence of Master Leckie's and Mr Murphy's instructors, including:
Miss Stacey Cummings
Mr Philip Starr
Mr Euan McDonald
Mr Scott Wyllie
Mrs Wyllie
Miss Emma McKee
Mr Chris McGilvary
Mr Colin Campbell
Mr Paul Dillon
Ms Alicia Xeroulis
Mr Wilson
Mr Crawford
and many, many others (please accept my apology if I have omitted your name).
 
All the instructors currently teaching, linked with the instructors above, can trace their heritage back to the Alloa club.
 
Many other former instructors can also be traced back to the Alloa club including Mr William McKinsley, Mr Colin Patterson, Mr Jamie Mahoney, Ms Wendy Robertson, Mr Armin Gohrisch, Mr David Burris, Ms Sarah McMahon, Ms Nichola Truesdale, Ms Kerry Adam, Mr Silvano Menoni, Mr Alan Cook, Ms Kirsty Lang, Mr Christopher Hunter, Mrs Lynne Booth, Mrs Cynthia Castell, Mr James Nelson, Mr Gary Fleming, Mr Joe Hamill and many others.
 
All these instructors have collectively taught tens, maybe hundreds, of thousands of students in the UK. The influence of one single club has been incredible. However, without Grand Master Peter Harkess, I would have not been a Taekwon-Do instructor, the Alloa club would have not been formed and none of this would have happened. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity offered to me and the support of everyone who helped create this wonderful history. I sincerely hope that we can all continue to influence people in a positive way.
 
Kind regards,
 
Master Stephen Rooney

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year To All

24th December, 2020
 Dear Students/Parents,

As we approach the end of 2020, Grand Master Harkess, Grand Master Campbell and the UKTC Instructors would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

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End of Suspension Status

17th December, 2020
Important Notice for 2021 

End of Suspension and Reduced Fee Status

Dear Students/Parents,

Please note 3 very important membership updates for January 2021:

 

Return to Standard Fees from Reduced Rates

For members who reduced their fees to the reduced levels of £10 and £30 per month, please be advised that our standard monthly fee will be reinstated from January 2021.

 

Reinstatement of Membership Fees currently in Suspension

To re-instate your membership from 1st January 2021 please email us at uktcgradings@hotmail.com   

Please state student name(s) and club you normally attend.

 

Cancellation of Suspended Fees

All memberships still on suspension on 1st January 2021 will automatically be cancelled so that we can offer our available spaces in our clubs to new members. We hope to welcome you back to class in the future should you wish to join again.

 

Please email uktcgradings@hotmail.com if you need any advice or assistance with the information above.

 

Kind regards,

Master Stephen Rooney

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Black Belt Grading - 20/12/20

16th December, 2020
Important Notice - Black Belt Grading - 20/12/20

Following the most recent announcement by the Scottish Government, please be advised that the Black Belt Grading for students 10 years to 17 years old will run as planned. Appointments will be emailed to all students/parents.
Unfortunately, as the grading is being held in a Tier 3 area, the grading for adults will have to be postponed. The UKTC will hold the grading for our Adult members as soon as the Government restrictions are reduced to a level allowing the event to run. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused.

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Active Tigers Gradings

16th December, 2020
Active Tigers Gradings

Dear Students/Parents,

Our clubs are keen to offer all our Active Tigers students an opportunity to grade before the end of the year. The process is really simple and should only take a few minutes effort from the comfort of your own home.
For your convenience, we invite you to upload a video presentation to be considered for promotion.
Please email uktcgradings@hotmail.com for details of how to participate in a video presentation grading. In your email please state student name, rank (belt) and club (town).
Kind regards,
Master Stephen Rooney

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Classes

11th December, 2020
Dear Parents and Students,

Our Little Tiger Cubs, Active Tigers and ITF Taekwon-Do classes will run up to Monday 21st December 2020.

We will have a 2 week holiday and restart on Tuesday 5th January 2021. Some may start on Monday 4th if the venues are available.

Please keep following our UKTC website (www.uktc.co.uk) and our Facebook pages for updates. Our instructors will also keep you updated via text messaging on their club schedules.

We would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support in 2020 and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to class in January.

If you have missed any classes in 2020, you will be very welcome to attend complimentary ‘catch up’ classes to make up for any classes missed.

On behalf of our clubs and Instructors, I would like to wish you and your family members all the very best of health and happiness.

Kind regards,

Master Stephen Rooney

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