We just found out that Catherine Henryanto got gold in both patterns and sparring and Nicolas Henryanto got a bronze in patterns at the World Taekwondo Championships in The Netherlands.Over the years, both of them have been good students but Catherine has been particularly fun to instruct. Tiny, cute Catherine, always eager to learn, in class has always lifted my exhausted and jaded energy. Nicholas has and has always been a gentleman and probably my best male student ever. I have many great male fighters but none as good at patterns.
I am very proud of them both. Can you recognise them in the above photo with other future Black belts, Tamara Burling, Michael and Raymond Pham
Anyone who would like to compete at an International level can do so via our association, the GTI. Contact me in class for details.
Jiri Glask has gotten Gold in sparring at the LTSI Open TKD Championships this afternoon, while the rest of us were dreaming of being champions.
Catherine and Nicholas are now 2nd Dan big kids, and both help me a lot in class, particularly the other Black belts and their patterns. However, because they are juniors, I have to rely on adults to take a class in my absence.
Often I ask an assistant instructors to take a class so that students train Taekwondo from a different and fresh point of view. Also students react to different teaching methods,
Mr Goldwater Ojokor (Tottenham) and Mr Paul Williams (Leytonstone)
When I walked into the NLTKD, as a beginner, Mr Ojojor and Mr William were both Red belts in a club full of big tough scary guys. They both got their Black belts under Mr Albert Williamson-Taylor long before me. I have always got a lot of respect for them then and now, and I am grateful to both of them for their assistance and sharing there knowledge with the current generation of NLTKD student. And in return I have promised, with their help, to keep the standards of NLTKD Black belts to the same old high standards.
Mr Steven Green
Mt Green came to the NLTKD relatively recently as a red belt. He has a long history of training in various places and countries but I can clearly see his skill and knowledge. He hopes to open his own club one day and we may loose him but for now he is the first person I call if I need cover at the Leytonstone branch
We have had a few students go through the ranks, become adults and Black Belts and helped a bit example Daniel Connolley-Taylor (Albert’s son) , Rinchen Griffiths-Golha, Cameron Ojokor and currently Charles Oliver.