Review of 2015
2015 has been one of the best For Dorset Taekwondo Association. Too many things have happened to list them all but it is worth noting a few.
One of the biggest changes was the changes to the lesson schedule to create new Development Pathways. The normal (core) classes continue and focus on Grading Test Syllabus. However, the development classes focus on Sport Taekwondo, Poomsae for Competition, and Demonstration.
We hosted some match days, and ventured up to Master Reillys Dojang in Basingstoke for a Match Day. These were good events for all to get experience of a match situation.
Competitions have been difficult this year, mostly because most of them are a long drive up North. Competitions are oversubscribed and often we need to get entries in 4 months before the competition! We will need to forward plan next year! DTA had some notable competition success this year with coach Marcin winning GOLD in the European Masters Games, and Abi & Laila winning Silver and Bronze respectively at the Nationals in Manchester. Abi, Laila, Greg and Lucy have taken part in several competitions in 2015 and we look to build in their success in 2016. Picture below is from November 2015 when they received awards from the Mayor of Christchurch for their Sporting Achievements.
In May of 2015 DTA had our biggest ever Dan Grading with 14 People achieving Dan grades including Alex and Marcin who achieved 4th Dan (Master Grade).
Our Demonstration Team – The Dorset Taekwondo Tigers – did some exciting displays culminating in The Bournemouth Fireworks in front of 100s of people!
DTA brought you several guest instructors including Grandmaster Bae, Master Reilly, and Master Ali. I welcome your feedback on if we should continue with guest instructors?
The end of 2015 was a great Success with our biggest ever Christmas Party with nearly 150 people attending.
Our Christmas seminar had over 100 people training and 82 people testing for kup grades.
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Please remember that DTA instructors are volunteers. No one gets paid (just their insurances and costs covered).