NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2019

LEICESTER CLUB

NO TRAINING ON THURSDAY 7TH & MONDAY 11TH MARCH 2019

YOU CAN TRAIN AT THE FOLLOWING CLUBS INSTEAD

Loughborough Club

Wednesday 6th March (6.30-7.30pm / 7.30-8.30pm / 8.30-9.30pm)

OR Sunday 10th March (10-11am / 11-12pm / 12-1.00pm).

At: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough. LE11 3BT.


Groby Club

Monday 11th March - 7-8pm / 8-9pm

Brookvale Groby Learning Campus. Ratby Rd. Groby. LE6 0FP.

Sorry for any inconvenience



TRAINING FEES
- have now been increased to the following

£30.00 per month to train once a week – one hour per week only. Any extra training for those on once a week will be £10.00 per session.

£45.00 per month UNLIMITED TRAINING

Train as many hours as you want at your own club (subject to your grade) and also covers you to train at any other of Mr Freer’s clubs – Leicester, Loughborough & Syston at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

Please make sure training fees are put in an envelope with student’s name & amount written on it.


TO ALL PARENTS / SPECTATORS –

Due to our ‘child protection policy’ we cannot have any electrical gadgets in the training hall such as phones, laptops, tabs etc. being used while your child/children are training. We are a professional organisation and rules must be adhered to. If this problem continues we will have to stop all spectators watching the classes. Thank you.


UNIFORM – Please note that on all seminars, gradings & special events – only white dobuks can be worn.


CLUB SUITS – can be worn on the class by all grades – also can be worn at certain competitions.

Adult sizes (3-6) £45.00 / Junior sizes (0-2) £40.00


COLOURED BELT GRADINGS

Sunday 31st March (grading for coloured belts & Star Grades + Asssessment for Black Belt).

Sunday 23rd June / Sunday 22nd September (+ Star Grades) / Saturday 14th December

All held at Radmoor Centre. Loughborough.

NO TRAINING ON SUNDAY 31st MARCH, 23RD JUNE & 22ND SEPTEMBER - DUE TO GRADING

Please double up your lessons by training extra the week before or train at Syston club on Friday instead.


SUNDAY 7TH APRIL – 2 HOURS PATTERNS SESSION FOR ALL STUDENTS – ALL CLUBS.

Held at Radmoor Centre. Loughborough - 10-12pm (white to blue stripe) 10-1pm (Blue Belts & Above).

CAN ALL 4TH, 5TH & 6TH DANS PLEASE ATTEND THIS SESSION – Thank you.


COMPETITIONS

Midlands Championships - Sunday 3rd February - Kettering.

English Championships - Sunday 24th March - Worcester

Welsh Championships - Sunday 19th May - Cardiff, wales.

James Freer’s Inter-club JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Saturday 6th July (Loughborough Leisure Centre)

Scottish Championships - Saturday 7th September - Ravenscraig

British Championships - Sunday 24th November - Worcester



SEMINAR – WITH WORLD MASTER PAT CARTER – 7TH DAN.

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY - TIME: 2-4pm COST: £15.00 each - TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

Held at: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough. YOU WILL NEED SPARRING KIT!

For all juniors who are Blue Belt & Above / For all adults Yellow Stripe & Above.

Covers footwork and drills to improve your sparring skills.


PRE-BLACK BELT TRAINING SESSIONS

These sessions are put on by the TAGB to help preparation towards your Black Belt.

All Red Belts, Black Stripes & Black Belts (juniors & adults) have to attend these sessions.

If you are NOT grading this April for your Black Belt or Dan grade – you only need to attend one of the sessions of your choice – the session will cost you £5.00 which you pay on the door.

You will need to take your Licence Booklet or ‘Pre-Black Belt Training Record’ card (see Instructor).

Please make sure you wear your White Dobuk - NO CLUB OR ENGLAND SUITS ALLOWED.


SESSIONS
- SATURDAY 9TH MARCH / SATURDAY 30TH MARCH / SATURDAY 6TH APRIL

Held at: Wreake Valley Academy, Parkstone Rd. Syston. LE7 1LY. (round back of school, in sports hall).

Times: ALL RED BELTS/BLACK STRIPES – 11-12pm / ALL BLACK BELTS – 12-1.00pm


MAKE SURE YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR SESSION HALF AN HOUR BEFORE IT STARTS -

DO NOT BE LATE OR YOU WILL BE SENT HOME.

IF YOU ARE GRADING FOR YOUR BLACK BELT OR YOUR DAN GRADE IN APRIL –

YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE ASSESSMENT ON SUNDAY 31ST MARCH AT OUR COLOURED BELT GRADING HELD AT RADMOOR CENTRE, LOUGHBOROUGH. 11.00am Start.

YOU MUST ALSO ATTEND ONLY THE LAST 2 PRE-BLACK BELT SESSIONS ABOVE – 30TH MARCH & 6TH APRIL

(There is no fee if you are grading).

Any students taking their ‘STAR GRADES’ – will still need to pay the £5.00 fee on the door.


BLACK BELT GRADING - Friday 12th April (for Dan Grades) / Saturday 13th April (for Black Stripes)

Held at: Bristol Tae Kwon-do Academy.

October Grading dates: Friday 18th October (for Dan Grades) / Saturday 19th October (for Black Stripes).

Pre-Black Belt Sessions for October – Saturday 21st September / Saturday 5th Oct / Saturday 12th october


 

OFFICIALS COURSES

For all Black Belts over 16yrs old - Please get a form off your Instructor

UMPIRES PART 1 - 2nd February / UMPIRES PART 2 - 9th February (Willenhall Community Centre).

REFEREES PART 1 & 2 - 10th February (Willenhall Community Centre).

UMPIRES PART 1 & 2 - 2ND March (TKD Centre, Cardiff, Wales)

REFEREES PART 1 & 2 - 3RD March (TKD Centre, Cardiff, Wales)


 

UMPIRES PART 1 & 2 - 4th May (Willenhall Community Centre)

REFEREES PART 1 & 2 - 5TH May (Willenhall Community Centre)

UMPIRES PART 1 & 2 - 12th October (TKD Centre, Cardiff, Wales)

REFEREES PART 1 & 2 - 13th October (TKD Centre, Cardiff, Wales).


 

UP-COMING NO TRAINING DATES

Half Term – Friday 22nd February - ALL CLUBS CLOSED (Tigers, Syston club & Patterns night)

Easter Break – Friday 19th, Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April (All clubs closed on these dates)

May Bank Holidays – Monday 6th May – ALSO – Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May.

NO TRAINING DATES FOR AUGUST ONWARDS – TO FOLLOW.


PLEASE KEEP A CHECK ON THE WEBSITE / FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ANY NEWS ON –

CLUB CLOSURES - DUE TO BAD WEATHER, EXAMS ETC.

www.jfreer-taekwondo.com



INFORMATION SHEET FOR ALL PARENTS & STUDENTS

  1. TRAINING FEES
    should be paid on the first lesson of every month (12 monthly payments per year) whichever club you go to. If paying by cash – please put in an envelope with student’s name, grade & amount written on. Your space is paid for every month when you pay on time - if you miss lessons due to illness, holiday etc (even up to having a month off training) your training fees still need to be paid to cover your space. You can make up your missed lessons when you are back at training by doubling up your hours at your own club or any of the other clubs.

Late training fees will result in a £5.00 fine.

Single lessons would be £8.50 per hour – because you pay for a block of 4 or 8 sessions – you get a discount.

  1. TIME KEEPING
    is a very important part of being a Martial Artist.

Students should always be on time for their class – plan to arrive half an hour before your class, pre-black belt sessions & gradings - then you are covered incase of roadworks etc.

Also, now that we have Grand Masters coming to do gradings & seminars for us – we must show respect and that we are professional at what we do.

  1. LICENCES
    All students & parents should make sure your licence booklet is filled in fully and correctly (front & back) and is kept in your training bag at all times.

We have had a couple of incidents where some of the younger students have felt unwell whilst training and not had their licence with them – so we couldn’t contact their parents to pick them up. So please make sure you have your licence with you at all times with emergency contact numbers written clearly in the back.

  1. GRADINGS
    Our journey through Tae Kwon-do consists of regular and constant training.

To be asked to grade is a privilege – not a right.

Sometimes you will be ready to grade on time and sometimes it will take 6 – 9 months.

Please do not be disappointed when not given a grading envelope – it means you need more time to mature for that grade.

This is why – at Black Belt level – you have to wait 2, 3 or 4 years between gradings –

so you grow into a better student. You want to be the best you can be!

 

  1. CHILD PROTECTION LAW
    We must ask all parents / carers / students / spectators –

To make sure there is - No Filming, No Mobile Phones, No Electrical Devices etc on any classes.

If you want to use your mobile phones etc please take them outside of the training hall.

Sorry, but due to ‘Child Protection Laws’ – this cannot be tolerated.

 

  1. PLEASE NOTE:
    Our website is now ‘mobile friendly’ –

So you can easily check when the clubs are running – days, times etc.

Or when any closures occur due to exams or weather etc.


www.jfreer-taekwondo.com

e-mail: james.freer@sky.com

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