Well done to our tournament team for another awesome medal haul in June!
At the ITC Open Championships on 23rd June, our team won 15 medals: 7 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze! Three students even won double gold: Callum Edwards, Tzaneen Long and Kaden Springer. Fantastic!
At the Heart of England TKD Summer Championships on 30th June, our three fighters won 7 medals: 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. Little Olly Gargan had a particularly successful day, winning FOUR medals – 2 gold and 2 bronze – all to himself!
Great stuff. Well done, team!
RESULTS: 2019 ITC OpenChampionships
BRONZE Point Sparring
SILVER Patterns BRONZE Point Sparring BRONZE Continuous Sparring
GOLD Point Sparring GOLD Continuous Sparring
GOLD Point Sparring GOLD Continuous Sparring
SILVER Patterns BRONZE Continuous Sparring
GOLD Patterns GOLD Continuous Sparring
BRONZE Continuous Sparring
RESULTS: 2019 Heart of England TKD Summer Championships
SILVER Patterns BRONZE Sparring
GOLD Sparring GOLD Speed Kick BRONZE Patterns BRONZE High Kick
On 9th June, several of our club members took part in the GTI ‘100 Rounds of Sparring’ charity event. Callum Edwards, Sandra Baldwin, Stef Davies and Olivia & James Connolly all completed 100 one-minute rounds of sparring. It was really tough & sweaty work, but they stuck it out for a very good cause!
The final count is now in, and our little club has raised an impressive £625 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Charity! Massive thanks to everyone who sponsored our team’s efforts. Your donations will help to fund Alder Hey’s life-saving medical equipment, research and facilities; as well as supporting activities and projects designed to improve the lives of patients.
On 9th June, some of our club members will be taking part in the annual GTI ‘100 Rounds of Sparring’ charity event. Participants have to complete up to 100 one-minute rounds of sparring or patterns. Think you’ve got what it takes? Challenge yourself and raise money for a great cause! All students are welcome to take part.
This year we will be raising funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Charity. Alder Hey Hospital is a place that many children in Liverpool will visit at some point in their lives. By supporting Alder Hey Children’s Charity, YOU can help raise funds for life-saving medical equipment, research and facilities; as well as supporting activities and projects designed to improve the lives of patients.
If you’d like to sponsor our team, please see one of us in person or visit our Justgiving page. Please also share our fundraising page with your friends, family and colleagues!
We have the absolute pleasure of announcing the promotion of one of our junior students to the rank of Black Belt! CONGRATULATIONS to Joseph McGhee, 1st Dan!
10-year-old Joe has trained with us since 2014, and has trained especially hard over the last 6 months in preparation for the GTI Black Belt Grading on 14th April. We’re extremely pleased and proud that his hard work and determination have paid off!
Well done to our tournament team on more great results in March!
At the ITC/GBTF Northern Open on 17th March, our team won 6 silver and 4 bronze medals. Then, at the ITF HQ Welsh National Championships on 30th March, our three junior fighters won 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.
Well done, team!
RESULTS: ITC/GBTF Northern Open
SILVER Point sparring BRONZE Patterns
SILVER Patterns SILVER Continuous sparring BRONZE Point sparring
The 2019 GMS XXI Open Championships were held on Sunday 3rd March in Motherwell, Scotland. Three North West Spirit students were in attendance, and all three did the club proud.
5-year-old Olly Gargan won a bronze medal in sparring, while big brother Owen took silver after a very close final round. Teammate Connor Murphy fought well in the junior black belt sparring category, but unfortunately missed out on the medals this time.
The 2019 PUMA International Open was held on Saturday 16th February in Swindon. Just one North West Spirit student was able to attend: 8-year-old Owen Gargan. Despite the high standard of competition, Owen did a great job of representing the club, coming away with a silver medal in sparring.
14th February 2019 marks the 12 year anniversary of our club.
We began as Halewood Taekwondo Club in 2007. Over the years, we’ve welcomed many new students and made lots of new friends. Our classes have grown considerably, with many new black belts developed and tournament champions crowned.
Thank you to all our students, coaches, volunteers and supporters for helping to make our club such a success! We couldn’t do it without you.