LTSI TAEKWON-DO COMPETITION SUCCESS

Congratulations go to Ryan Simpson on his first competition as a senior. The competition which had over 400 entrants was held in St. Albans on March 4th. Ryan won the Black belt pattern division, and came second in the sparring, not bad for his first adult competition.

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Malcolm Jones
NEW BROADSTONE KICKBOXING CLASS

Sarah Jane Endersby will be starting a new kickboxing class at The Junction Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX. Contact Sarah on 07957431878 to find out more. The class is for anyone over the age of 11 who wants to learn a martial art and improve their fitness.

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Malcolm Jones
Coloured belt grading

Just short of 50 students, ranging from beginners to high graded Kickboxers and Taekwon-Do students took their promotion test on Sunday 18th February in Broadmayne. Overall the students did themselves proud with a 97% pass rate, 1 student passed with distinction, with a further 5 credit passes. 

Many thanks to all the helpers who laid and packed away the matted floor, and serviced the 'tuck shop' 

The next grading will be a Black belt/Coloured belt grading in Poole on May 27th. Work hard, listen to your Instructors and if everything goes well you could be in line for promotion. 

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Malcolm Jones
SPARTANS KICKBOXING INTER-CLUB

On Sunday January 13th Sam Nourse and Billy Hitchcock travelled up to the Spartans Gym in Chippenham to gain valuable experience. The Spartans have a great reputation for putting on these well supported events, and this was no exception people travelled from all over England and Wales to fight.

Billy was up first against a more experienced boxer from Wales, and acquitted himself very well using the first round to feel his way in, then fire his kicks more in the second round, the other lad put Billy under lot's of pressure with his punches but Billy to his credit didn't shy away, the third and final round was again a contest between the Welsh Lad's stronger punches and Billy sharper kicks. All in all Billy will take away lot's from the experience.

Next was Sam Nourse who again was up against a Welsh lad, Sam was very nervous before the bout but with lot's of encouragement stepped up. As predicted Sam's worries weren't necessary the first round he moved well, led with both hands and legs and was very comfortable. Half way through the second round his opponent sustained a nose bleed which the medics attended too. Then the fight was on the remainder of the second round the Welsh lad came out 'All guns blazing' but Sam continued to use his longer reach. By the third the Welsh lad was desperate and Sam would have learnt some valuable lessons.

Well done to all who competed and supported.

Spartans will be running another one in April, so speak to Sam, Billy and Master Jones and get involved

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Malcolm Jones
World Taekwon-Do Champs

Wow, what an amazing experience our Integrity team had in Barnaveld, Holland. ITF Korea put on the first open ITF world championships with close to 1,000 competitors, including huge teams from Australia, Canada, Holland and Russia.

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Ross Taylor
Sponsored walk

Back in April, lot's of Integrity students and Instructors took part in a sponsored walk from Sturminster Newton to Blandford on the Dorset Trail to raise money for Cancer research and also to raise funds for the Integrity squad members competing in the World open TKD champs later on this year in Holland.

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Ross Taylor