Category: Demo Development Pathway

Open Day 2019 (Report & Photos)

We had approx. 50ish participants for our annual Open Day. This years theme was ‘Bring a Friend’ with one lucky member winning £50.

The day kicked off with a performance by our Demo team ‘The Dorset Taekwondo Tigers’. Then a quick warm up, and participants, aged 6-60, tried various activities including breaking, self-defense, demo kicking, sparring, and fitness activities. Great fun was had be all.
Well done Ula who was lucky enough to win the Prize Draw.
We hope you enjoyed the day. If you have any feedback on how to make it better next year please let your instructor know.

Loads of amazing photos are available below. Please remember to tag the club (and photographer) if you use them on your social media #dtkd #hindellphotography

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Tigers Demo Team in action at Littledown

Dorset Taekwondo Tigers a Roaring Success at the Littledown Fireworks

The demonstrations on 3rd November 2018 for the Littledown fireworks show were a roaring success! The updated and improved demo was performed twice to the crowds in the main hall by our team “The Dorset Taekwondo Tigers”. It included new jumping breaks, fight scenes, and tricks that impressed and surprised the audience. We showed off our medal winning freestyle choreography as well as sword kicks and group movements. We welcomed a couple of new team members who have joined us and performed excellently and confidently. We handed out lots of flyers and the reaction was great so we can hopefully welcome lots of new potential players to the club. With lots of young members, as well as a few who have been with us ever since the team formed, it was a really fun and very successful demonstration of our skill and commitment to the training that we have built up every Sunday over the last few weeks. The cheers of the crowd and the bang of the fireworks contributed to an explosive evening! Thanks to the players who came down to lead the have a go sessions and introduce lots of new people to the sport that we love!

Below is short snippet from the entire demo – if you would like to see the whole demo you can see it here.

 

Freestyle Poomsae Explained

Freestyle Poomsae is an exciting new method of Competition introduced by World Taekwondo in 2014.

(As well as regukar Poomsae) we are looking for DTA members who are interested in taking part in the Freestyle Category of the Poomsae Nationals in London in Dec 2018

There are individual, pairs and team categories that people have the option to compete in.  We are particularly looking for members to compete in a freestyle team (5 People; 2/3 males / Females under 18 or over 18)

There are compulsory moves within a freestyle routine however not all team members have to complete all the elements. Therefore, if you cannot do all the required elements don’t let that put you off – if you are keen to join in please contact Master Naraine.

It is routine choreographed routine to music, approximately 1 minute long, that must contain the following compulsory moves:

  • Flying Side Kick
  • Triple or quadruple front kick
  • Spinning Kick (360/540/720)
  • Fight/Sport Scene
  • Gymnastic move(s) incorporating kicking (preferably airborne)

The first video below explains the freestyle taekwondo rules, this is followed by our own DTA club members competing and medalling in freestyle competitions in 2018.

(The videos are best viewed with the sound on)

 

Aidan at the British International Open

Hannah and Aidan in Freestyle under 18 Mixed Pairs

Jemma in Freestyle under 18s