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February Newsletter

Dear <<First Name>>, Welcome to your February Newsletter.

WOW! What a start to February we have in store. This Sunday is the South West Championships with a fantastic 25 students representing the club. The very day after is our clubs pre grading and the following Saturday is the colour belt grading in Newton Abbot.

I would like to take this opportunity to make an observation. Classes have been busy lately and students have bene training consistently. This is largely due to a grading and tournament being on the immediate horizon. As a consequence of this, the standard in class has been higher than ever. Congratulations to you all in this regard. It would be really fantastic if after this competition and grading, that the volume of training is maintained equally high. I look at the talent around the club and genuinely believe so much to be possible. With and English Champs, Welsh and World Championships on the horizon along with black belt and colour belt gradings, there really is so much to train towards.

In summary, keep trying regularly, keep training hard, keep moving forwards and fulfil your true potential!

Changes to training times from May 
I want to give you all as much notice as possible about some possible tweaks to your training from May onwards and gather any feedback before I make definitive decisions.

The first problem I'm trying to solve is to ensure that we are using the whole space at ESA rathe than just 1/3. This will sure significantly less background noise for me to compete with. 

The possibilities are as follows. 

From May 1st

Whole hall at ESA for all sessions!

Mondays 5pm - 6pm (Family class aimed primarily at juniors)
Mondays 6pm-7pm (Adults and senior grades) 

Wednesdays 6pm-7pm (Family class aimed primarily at juniors)
Wednesdays 7pm-8pm (Adults and senior grades) 

I am looking to run an additional weekly session on either Friday evenings or Sundays.

As mentioned, none of these changes are final. I would greatly appreciate feedback to guide my final decisions. 

Any thoughts call 07774284000 or email bcheriton@exetersportsacademy.com
February Pre Grading and Grading 
February Pre Grading - Monday 8th February - 6pm all students - ESA
February Grading - Saturday 13th February - 1:30pm - Newton Abbot Leisure Centre

As mentioned in class this week, Master O'neill has kindly agreed to come and offer some critique at this months pre grade. I think this will be a great help and look forward to his input. Please be on your A game :-)

If you are hoping to star grade or black belt grade in April, you too will be expected to pre pre grade on the 8th Feb.
English Championships
The student pack for the English Championships 2016, can be accessed here. 

http://tagb.biz/e107_docs/pdf/champ_student_pack.pdf

Would be great to see as many as you of possible taking part. Forms need to be with me by Wednesday 24th Feb!
World Championships 2016
Well this is crazily exciting. Set to be the biggest Tae Kwon Do Tournament ever held.... Don't miss out!

Full category info etc available in the following pack. Get booking hotels etc NOW!

http://media.wix.com/ugd/c22eda_ae451ba985b645c2b6f91646313ffc11.pdf

All thats left is for me to say thank you for reading this newsletter and I look forward to seeing you all in class. 
 
Yours in Tae Kwon Do 
Ben Cheriton
3rd Degree Black Belt - TAGB Instructor
 
Email Address:   bcheriton@exetersportsacademy.com
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