Competition News - National

MWBA KICKIN KIDS COMPETITION

Our first competition for the Kickin Kids was held on Sunday 4th June at MWBA.

As most of our senior grades in the KKs have experienced full blown national competitions, we thought we should get our junior grades some competition experience and boy did they excel in their first outing. We must thank all the parents for enrolling their children in the competition as we appreciate their support and also we appreciate putting their young ones in this type of arena whereby things may not go their way on the day. This the the "Do" part of Taekwon-Do.  We were very proud of everyones performance.

Big thank you to our Ring Councils led by Mrs Wallace and Mr Craig and our Umpires resplendant in their MWBA Umpire polo shirts: Mr Rafael Chavarria, Miss Amy Craig, Mr Campbell Oag, Calum Harvey, Adam Kain, Darryl Cox and Iain Baxter for given up their time and energy for our young ones.

The highlight of the day was the flying side kick. As you will see from the photos, with the adrenaline pumping they soared high...... Awesome to watch.

     

 

BBA TOTS COMPETITION

Congratulations to Charley Forbes & Abbie Craig who competed at the Boydell BBA Tots Competition in Inverbervie on Sunday 19th March. Charley won Gold for memory, Gold for Boards and Bronze for Sparring. Abby won Silver for Sparring. Fantastic effort from them both and thanks to Mr & Mrs Boydell for the invitation.

MSBA CHAMPIONSHIPS

This competition was held on Saturday 18th March in Motherwell.  Nine students from our academy attended along with students from NTA.  They returned with a total of 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.  What a great result from a small number of students!!

ITF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - Best Club & Best Group 2017

This years tournament was held over 2 days (25th & 26th February) in the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre in Motherwell.  Seniors competed on day one and Juniors on day two. Moving to a 2 day event proved extremely popular and allowed the event to run extremely well giving more space for the competitors and spectators. 

Congratulations to all 31 students who entered from MWBA and contributed to us being awarded 2017 Scottish Club Champions with 20 Gold Medals!!  This is a fantastic result.  Rewards for all the hard work, effort and support from my blackbelts, students and parents.

Also working alongside fellow instructors in Nta Scotland, we have a great system up here in the North East.  Not only winning Best Club at our school, but NTA also won Best Overall Group which we are delighted to receive.

Photos to follow.

 

MWBA NINJA COMPETITION

The Academy Ninja Competition was held on  Sunday 13th November with events for Memory, Boards, Sparring & Target Punching.  There were 22 competitors for our first ever Ninja competition and a great day was had by all.  A big thank you to our umpires who gave their time to help at this event.

TAEKWONDO ASSOCIATION OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

A great day was had by all our students who travelled to the TAE Competition in Newcastle.  Thirteen students entered and returned with 13 GOLD, 6 SIL VER, 6 BRONZE medals!!  What a great effort from them all.  Pictured below are Sam Martin (7th Kup) and Iain Baxter (8th Kup) after winning in the Pattern Division. 

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OVERALL MEDAL

An unexpected surprise was an overall trophy in the 12-14 yrs category for Antoine Zaugg from the TAE competition.

We had others Sam and Jaxon Martin who also had accrued multiple medals for overall trophies but for this award it must be a sole winner. If two or more competitors have the same amount of medals the overall is not given.

Well done to all but congratulationd to Antoine.

 

 

NORTH EAST CHALLENGE CUP 2016

This years NECC was held on Saturday 3rd September in the Aberdeen Sports Village.  This year, we had 60 students in attendance with over 300 in total making it our largest NECC so far.
We are also delighted to announce that we have managed to win back the Challenge Cup this year from BBA with 22 Gold Medals.

 

WEST LOTHIAN OPEN 2016

This tournament was held in Armadale on Sunday 22nd May with 22 students attending from our academy.  They returned with a fantastic total of 17 Gold 15 Silver and 13 bronze.  This was an amazing effort and there were some great performances on the day. 

 

ITF SCOTLAND 2016

This year's competition was held on Saturday 9th April in the Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell.  A total of 95 entered from NTA with 36 from our academy.  It was a  very buy day for all involved with over 500 competitors but we were delighted that NTA returned with a 22 GOLD, 21 SILVER, 15 BRONZE

   

BOYDELL BBA TOTS COMPETITION

Eight students attended the competition in Inverbervie on 28th February.  They returned with a total of 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals.  For most of them, this was their first competition and they did extremely well.  A special mention must go to Kacper Sarafin who won 3 Gold medals.  They are all now looking forward to our event in Aberdeen later this year. 

SCOTTISH TAEKWON-DO ALLIANCE - JUNIOR OPEN 2015

This competition was held on Sunday 30th August at Armadale Academy, Armadale.  Thirteen students travelled to compete along with Mr Craig who was their coach for the day.

They returned with 6 GOLD, 3 SILVER & 6 BRONZE Medals.  What a fantastic effort!  

A special mention must go to Miss Dannielle Gallacher 1st Degree who won two Gold medals.

 

 

ITF SCOTLAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

This years competition was held in Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow.  Twenty Five students travelled from the academy along with 4 umpires.  Medal results to follow.

It was a very tiring day for all but as always, we are very proud of everyone's efforts.  Some great results once again.

   

 

BOYDELL BLACKBELT ACADEMIES - TOTS COMPETITION 2015

Three students travelled to the competition in Inverbervie - Jodie Kain, Christopher Irvine and Jaxon Martin. 

They returned with a great medal haul between them. 

Pictured left is Christopher Irvine.

   

 

NORTH EAST CHALLENGE CUP 2014

The 2014 NECC was held on 21st September in Aberdeen. Boydell Blackbelt Academies won the overall trophy for the second year.  Results to follow.

WEST LOTHIAN OPEN 2014

Congratulations to all our students who participated in the West Lothian Open on 31st August.  With only 13 in attendance, they returned with a fantastic number of medals. 6 GOLD, 8 SILVER,  8 BRONZE.

Full details and photos to follow.

ITF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2014

 

The ITF England Championships were held in Stratford Upon Avon on Sunday 20th July.  Twenty Three NTA students from MWBA and BBA travelled to compete along with Instructors, coaches and parents.  We decided on a road trip this year so travelled from Aberdeen by bus with a total of 43 people on board.  This really was great fun and really added to the team spirit.

After a restful night we arrived at the venue at 08:30 and left at 19:00.  Our students were very successful and returned with a total of 8 Gold 9 Silver and 7 Bronze.  The age of our competitors ranging from 6 upwards.

As always, we were extremely proud of their efforts on the day whether they returned with a medal or not.  Some of them gained confidence and after all, this is one of the most important things that can be gained when competing. 

GOODWILL CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2014

 The Goodwill Championships were held on Saturday 17th May in the Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh.  Twenty Five students travelled to compete and returned with a total of 20 Gold, 11 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. 

ITF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2014

Congratulations to all our Students who competed at the 2014 ITF Scotland Championships which was held in Motherwell on Sunday 13th April. 

34 students travelled from our academy to enter the competition this year and always, they have done us proud just by entering.  Well done also to our 4 coaches who made a valuable contribution on the day, especially with our younger students. 

We must also mention how pleased we are with the team spirit created at these competitions by students, coaches and parents who create a great atmosphere by sitting as a group and supporting one another whether they win or not.  This makes us very proud of you all.

Well done and thank you also to all the NTA Blackbelts who gave up their time to umpire.  With over 450 competitors, this was a long day for us all! 

Full details to follow.
   

North East Challenge Cup - 2013

GOLD 21, SILVER 26, BRONZE 34

Congratulations to all those who participated at the 2013 NECC on Sunday 17th November 2013.  It was truly a valiant effort, regardless of whether you won a medal or not, it was the fact that you took the time to support your academy when we asked. 

After 3 years in Aberdeen, the North East Challenge Cup was won by Boydell Blackbelt Academies this year.  We were beaten by the better team and we will take it on the chin and get ready for the next time.  Congratulations to them for a great result.

Pre-Arranged Sparring was introduced this year and it looked fantastic.  A high standard was set and so next year it will be even more amazing. 

 

 

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