DTA NEWS

Movement / Tricking Special Class

Movement / Tricking Special Class

On Saturday 25th June we will have a one-off special class from 12:15 - 1:30pm in Littledown Main Hall. (This session will replace the Poomsae and Kyorugi development pathway classes for this week only.) In this class we will be exploring how the movements that we practise in Taekwondo can be expanded by drawing from other disciplines, such as...

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How to Join

Thank you for your / your childs interest in classes with Dorset Taekwondo Association (DTA) To join there are a few things to do. (In order of importance) 1. Get an annual membership of British Taekwondo (details below) this needs to be done asap – new students are insured on the club insurance for the first 2 classes; but after this you must...

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DTA – Grading March 2022

DTA – Grading March 2022

Congratulations to the 56 candidate who successfully passed their Grading Test on 19th March 2022. It was a tough grading with a few different exercises to put you under pressure. Most candidates rose to the occasion. Six candidates got a B grade / Distinction. The next test is scheduled for 11th June at the Grange School. Below is a time-lapse...

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Senior Belt Classes

Senior Belt Classes

As planned, we are going to do a Senior Belt Class at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of each month (at the Grange School, Christchurch).(This replaces the Poomsae Development Class on these specific dates only.) This class is for coaches and Black Belts only. The purpose of the sessions is to work together to ensure consistency in our teaching...

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(Short) Easter Break

(Short) Easter Break

Whilst the Kickstars (under 8s classes) run school term time, the main classes run 47 weeks per year. We will be having a short break over the Easter with no classes from 14th – 18th April inclusive. The last class is on Monday 11th April; The first class back is on Thursday 21st April.  

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Sparring Matches & Training

Sparring Matches & Training

Earlier this month five of our sparring team (Oli, Tom, Cass, Sam & Dylan) went to Calshot to take part in a southern area training and match event. This was an ideal training event as our team were able to have matches against players from other clubs under Olympic Full Contact rules, using electronic trunk and headguards. Our team did...

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Assistant Coach Qualification

Assistant Coach Qualification

We are pleased to announce that 6 of our club have enrolled on the new British Taekwondo qualification known as the Assistant Coach Award. As part of Dorset Taekwondo’s three year plan we aspire to develop and increase our team of top-quality Coaches. The Assistant Coach Award is the first step in this process, and the start of the Education...

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Annual Awards End 2021

Annual Awards End 2021

This years awards were given out during our last training session of 2021. Usually we have a party / disco but given the current pandemic situation we felt it better to give out the awards at a combined fun training session instead. To celebrate a challenging but good year for the club approximately 50 of the club members, friends, and family...

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Grading Test (Dec 21)

Grading Test (Dec 21)

The 11th December was a great day for Dorset Taekwondo. It was our first Black belt grading for over 2 years as well as a coloured (kup) belt test. For many this was the first test in over 2 years. We were also pleased to combine our tests with neighbouring New Milton Taekwondo led by Master Mark Ford. After some great preparation in the months...

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National Patterns Championships November 21

National Patterns Championships November 21

The weekend of 27th November DTA sent a team of 11 to compete in the National Poomsae Championships in Worchester. In this 2 day event there were over 600 competitors. Day 1 was for the competing Black Belts. Master Naraine, Marina, Tom and Jemma. Not only were the Black Belts competing for a medal – they were also vying for a place in the GB...

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