2017 News

NTA DEGREE GRADING - November

This grading was held on Saturday 4th November in Boydell Blackbelt Academies new facility (Mearns Fitness) in Laurencekirk.  Congratulations to MWBA students who promoted - Miss Amy Craig II, Miss Katie Humphries II, Mr Stephen Robertson II, Mr Ben Jamieson I.  More >>

 

ITF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

This years championships were held in Dublin, Ireland in October  Six students from NTA travelled to compete along with the Scotland Team.  They returned with a total of 1 Gold and 3 Bronze Medals.  Master Wallace is on the ITF Umpire Team and travelled to work for the duration of the competition.  Mrs Wallace also attended and worked as an Umpire for the 5 days of the competition.

Congratulations to Miss Katrina Carr from BBA who won Bronze in the Senior Female <50Kg Sparring event which was her first World's as a Senior.  Miss Carr has been European Champion 4 times, World Silver medalis and World Cup Champion.  A fantastic addition to her record!!    More >

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Miss Stephanie Willis - Master Hutton Fitness
(Bronze - Senior Female Sparring)

Miss Katrina Carr - Boydell BBA
(Bronze - Senior Female Sparring)

Pictured below are the team from our Allied Association (TKDL) with the team coaches.

MSBA CHAMPIONSHIPS

This competition was held on Saturday 30th September in Motherwell with eleven students travelling to attend along with Mr Oag who travelled to umpire.  They returned with a total of 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze medals.  Great effort from all.  More >>

NTA DEGREE PRE-TEST

The NTA Degree Pre-Test was held at MWBA in Aberdeen Saturday 30th September.  Eighteen students from 1st Kup to 2nd Degree participated in stage one of the pre-test which consisted in Fitness Testing (Bleep-Test, Press-ups and Sit-ups) along with Patterns, Kicking and Power Test.  The second part will be held on Saturday 21st October for any Fitness Resits and Theory Test.


AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT TEAM SEMINAR

This seminar was held on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th Septmeber in Montrose Sports Centre.  Master & Mrs Wallace attended day one of the course which was hosted by Grand Master Weiler, Master Santaniello, Master McNairn, Sabum Enander & Sabum Morris.

NORTH EAST CHALLENGE CUP

Saturday 16th September saw NTA Scotland host its 8th North East Challenge Cup. The event was held high up in the North East of Scotland in Aberdeen and was the third year being held in the Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberdeen’s premier sporting venue.

2017 saw our largest entry of 347 competitors from 23 schools. We had a truly fantastic representation not just from all over Scotland but also from those representing both the Scottish National and Allied Associations. In addition, ITF England competitors from the North East of England attended and we were happy to receive visitors from extended Taekwon-Do groups out with the mainstream ITF.

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NTA UMPIRE COURSE

The annual NTA Umpire Course was held on Saturdya 19th August in Aberdeen (MWBA).  The course was held from 9am to 5pm with 39 in attendance.  It was hosted by Master Wallace VIII, Mr Boydell V, with input from Master Dunbar VIII and Master McNairn VI. 

SEMINAR WITH MASTER JEDUT

From 1990 until now, Master Jedut has produced over 33 medallists at European and World Championships level from his own school and he is also the coach for 6 times World Champion Jaroslaw Suska. 

MEGA KICKATHON **£1,205**

In order to help support Grand Master Nardizzi with fundraising for his students who were victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire, our students took part in the Mega Kickathon.  These took place at MWBA on 30th July and 20th AugustEach participant performed 1000 kicks to raise a minimum of £10.    

We are delighted to announce the
grand total of £1,205 was raised and will be forwarded to this very worthwhile cause.  Full details can be found at the following link.  https://www.megakickathon.com/

FUNDRAISING RACE NIGHT **£1,037**

A Fundraising Race Night was held in the Ashvale Restaurant in Aberdeen to help raise funds for our Student Sponsorship Fund.  This money is used to help students with costs for vaious tournaments and events.  With only 34 people in attendance, this event managed to raise an amazing TOTAL 1,037.00

FUNDRAISING

Aplogies for the lateness of this post but on behalf of MWBA I would like to thank Ian Baxter 7th Kup for his overwhelming generosity. Ian as you know is our inspiration and he continued to demonstrate his character by running the Baker Hughes 10k in under 1hr. Ian raised £100 in sponsorship and he has very kindly donated this hard earned sum to our fund raising pot. Thank you very much Ian

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SUMMER CAMPS

This year's Summer Camps were held over two separate weeks (one in July and one in August).  We also held two half day camps for our Ninjas.

 

BLAIR DRUMMOND DAY TRIP

A day trip was organised by bus on 28th July to Blair Drummond Safari park with 25 people attending.  Great fun was had by all and the weather was also good!!

INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTOR COURSE - Manchester

The 120th IIC was held from 7th-9th July in Manchester, England. 
Master & Mrs Wallace travelled to attend. 

Pictured below with the Grand Masters at the Banquet Dinner which was held on the Saturday night.

KICKIN KIDS COMPETITION

Our first Kickin Kids competition was held on Sunday 4th June at MWBA.  27 students entered and events contested were Sparring, Memory, Boards and Flying Side Kick.  More >>


 

 

INTERNATIONAL KIDS COURSE - May

Academy Instructors and Assistant Instructors attended the International Kids Course in Newcastle hosted by Master McKenna.  The course was presented by Grand Master Donato Nardizzi IX and was extremely informative and a lot of fun!!

MRS WALLACE PROMOTES TO 4TH DEGREE

Congratulations to Mrs Wallace who promoted to 4th Degree at the Sabum Grading on Saturday 6th May. 
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GIRLS WIN GOLD AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

This years European Championships were held in Bulgaria (20th-23rd April).  Miss Dannielle Gallacher & Miss Elle Trinder were part of the Junior Girls Team competing in TEAM PATTERNS along with Miss Erin Logan, Miss Catriona McRoberts & Miss Alex Marshall.  We are delighted to announce that they won GOLD in this division and are European Champions.   More >>

GRAND MASTER BOS SEMINAR 

Master Wallace travelled to attend the Grand Master Bos Seminar in London today. Also in attendance at the colourbelt seminar was Monty Balfour-Paul (6th Kup) who was lucky enough to be in London. We are sure they had a great day and look forward to hearing all about it.
Master Wallace pictured here with GM Bos, World & European Champion, Mr Timothy Bos, Master Symonds, Master Lear and Master Moreno.

 

BBA TOTS COMPETITION

Congratulations to Charley Forbes and Abbie Craib who entered the 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.  More >>

GRADUATION NEWS

Congratulations to all our Junior/Senior students who promoted on Sunday 19th March.
9th Kup - Eve Pallathium
8th Kup - Baptiste Lassus, Isla Trahan
7th Kup - Ian Baxter
6th Kup - Nicolas Zaugg, Gleb Dolgov, Monty Balfour-Paul,
Sam Martin, Amanda Cox

3rd Kup - Brandon Martin
2nd Kup - Matthew Irvine, Adam Kain, Darryl Cox

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!!  More >>

14TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Our 14th Annual Academy Awards was held in the Station Hotel, Aberdeen on Saturday 4th March 2017.
In addition to celebrating the achivements of 2016, Master Wallace was also celebrating his 40th year in Taekwon-Do.  A fantastic night was had by all and we must thank our VIP guests for making this such a special evening.  Big thanks to all who attended and to Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band for such an excellent night.

Results will be posted shortly.

ITF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - Best Club & Best Group Overall

Congratulations to all who entered this years ITF Scotland Championships and contributed to MWBA being awarded 2017 Scottish Club Champions.

Rewards for all the hard work, effort and support from my blackbelts, students and parents. Also working alongside my fellow instructors in Nta Scotland. We have a great system up here in the North East and a 1-2 at best club plus overall best group at the 2017 Scottish championships is just fantastic.

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DUTCH OPEN - 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

This tournament was held on Sunday 29th January in Eindhoven with 11 students travelling from our academy to compete.  More >

SATELITE SCHOOLS OPEN 

Many Congratulations to Mr Dylan Craig II Deg who has recently started satellite schools in Banchory and Newmachar teaching Ninjas and Kickin Kids.  His Banchory class is on a Friday afternoon and Newmachar on Saturday morning.  HIs classes are proving popular and we are sure they will go from strength to strength!!

FITNESS TEST FINALS

Our first event of 2017 was the Fitness Test Finals for our Junior/Senior classes.  There was a great turnout this year and some great results.  Students qualify into the top ten for each event with an average score taken throughout the year.  Well done to all who qualified for an excellent performance!

Winners this year are:
BLEEP TEST – Jared Ednie 2nd Kup
PRESS-UPS – Mr Dean Robertson 1st Deg
CORE STRENGTH – Mr Andrew Harthill 1st Deg
They will each receive an award for their category at our Awards Night in March.  Well done!!

NATIONAL TEAM SELECTIONS

The National Team Selections for the European Championships in April 2017 were held on Sunday 11th December.  Congratulations to Miss D Gallacher, Miss E Trinder who were selected to represent Scotland in the upcoming European Championships in Bulgaria in April.

 

 

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