DTA NEWS

Assistant Coach Qualification

Assistant Coach Qualification

  Dorset Taekwondo Association (DTA) have is keen to develop coaches from our membership. We considered and drafted our own internal training program, but decided to wait for British Taekwondo to launch this (as it has the added value of being a) nationally recognised qualification. This scheme is the first step on the Coach 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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National (Sparring) Nov 2021

National (Sparring) Nov 2021

The British Taekwondo National Championships were held in the London Copperbox on 7th November 2021. The competition was scaled down on previous years due to the pandemic. However, when it opened for entries online it was full (800 competitors) in 8 hours. I suspect in a normal year there would have been 1500+ competitors across 2 days. This is...

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Bluewave Pattern Comp October 21

Bluewave Pattern Comp October 21

24th October was a successful day for DTA. For the first time in a while due to Covid-19, we were able to send a team to a competition - Bluewave Poomsae Championship 2021. We had a large number of people competing and great results! Out of 14 players and 14 great performances, 9 medals were won. A special mention to the members who were awarded...

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Grading Test July 2021

Grading Test July 2021

17th July 21 was a great day for Dorset Taekwondo. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions it was a long time since we have done a grading test. This test was especially fun as we were joined by Master Mark Ford and his students from New Milton Taekwondo club. 100% pass rate this time, and some very good performances. A few adaptations to the...

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Dorset Taekwondo members secure places in GB Poomsae Team 2021

Dorset Taekwondo members secure places in GB Poomsae Team 2021

2021 has just started and we already have exciting news! Join me to celebrate the amazing achievement of Master Darren Naraine and Jemma Naraine! Despite the global pandemic creating challenges to training, Master Darren Naraine and Jemma Naraine armed with the Taekwondo spirit, dedication and commitment trained hard for the British Taekwondo...

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Dorset Taekwondo Assc Awarded ‘clubmark’

Dorset Taekwondo Assc Awarded ‘clubmark’

Dorset Taekwondo Association is proud to announce it has just been granted (November 2019) the nationally recognised Clubmark award. To achieve this Sport England accreditation our standards of coaching, safety, fairness, safeguarding and management were all externally assessed and we have been found to be a well-run club. Our assessor was...

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