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Airdrie & Coatbridge Area Grading -19th December

2nd December, 2020
Airdrie & Coatbridge Area Grading -19th December 2020
Please note that the end of year grading for clubs in the Airdrie and Coatbridge area has been move online.
Active Tigers (White Stripe to Black Stripe): 2.00-2.45pm
ITF Taekwon-Do (White Belt to Red Belt): 3.00-4.00pm
To register, please email uktcgradings@hotmail.com

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Lancashire UKTC Clubs Grading -12th December 2020

2nd December, 2020
Lancashire UKTC Clubs Grading -12th December 2020
Please note that the end of year grading for clubs in Lancashire will be conducted online as follows:
Active Tigers & ITF Taekwon-Do (All Ranks): 1.30-2.15pm
To register, please email uktcgradings@hotmail.com

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Adult Students - Grading -12th December 2020

2nd December, 2020
Adult Students - Grading -12th December 2020
Please note that the end of year grading for all adult students unable to attend an indoors grading will be conducted online as follows:
ITF Taekwon-Do (All Ranks): 12.30-1.15pm
To register, please email uktcgradings@hotmail.com

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Gradings by Video

8th December, 2020
Gradings by Video Presentation (as an alternative to Zoom)

Dear Students/Parents,
Our clubs are keen to offer everyone an opportunity to grade before the end of the year (subject to receiving approval from your club instructor and having attended the necessary number of classes and Pre-Grading Seminars).
To assist students who are unable to attend an indoor grading or grading by Zoom, 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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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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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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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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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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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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