Black Belts Grading – May 2010

4 NLTKD students attended the last Black belt grading held in Normanton Derby on Sunday 9 May 2010. The examining panel consisted of Master Tony Sewell (Derby) – 7th Dan, Master George Cockburn (Leicester) – 7th Dan, Mr Francis Plunkett (Ireland) – 6th Dan, Mr Gordon Slater (Essex) – 6th Dan, Mr. Paresh Bhadeshia (Cheltenham) -5th Dan of the GTI and they were successful. Results are

Mr Biodun Sean Onipede – 3rd Dan
Mr Francois Onawelho-Loren – 2nd Dan
Mr Steven Henry – 1st Dan
Mr Karman Ikram – 1st Dan (Junior)

As instructor, it is difficult to find time to ensure I continue my own training, but with the rising number of Black Belts in the NLTKD, I have created Black belt only sessions once a week to ensure, I and all Assistant Instructors get training time to develop ourselves.

Spring Coloured Belt Grading – March 2010

35 NLTKD students attended the Quarterly Coloured Belt Gradings, for student from White to Red belts. This was held for first time at new venue, Gladesmore Community School. The grading was conducted by Master Tony Sewell, 7th Dan. All students passed.

new NLTKD branch at Gladesmore Community School

A new branch of the NLTKD school at Glademore Community School has now opened. We seem to have around 15 new students and growing. Membership is open to all but students, staff and family members of the school have discounted membership fees. Lessons are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Assistant instructors, Mr. Ojokor (Associate Headteacher) and Mr Husbands (ex-Gladesmore student) are both former NLTKD students under Mr Williamson-Taylor.

Trivia – Chipmunk, the popular rapper/singer went to Glademore Community school

Xmas Party 2009

The Xmas party was a success as usual. Most students, family and friends attended and the pizza’s disappeared faster than supply. Next social event will be the Summer beach party.

Winter Coloured Belt Grading – December 2009

20 NLTKD students attended the Coloured Belt Grading, held at Cann Hall Methodist Church, Leytonstone, London. The grading was conducted by Mister Gordon Slater (South East Regional Co-ordinator) 6th Dan. All students passed.

Winter Coloured Belt Grading – December 2009

20 NLTKD students attended the Coloured Belt Grading, held at Cann Hall Methodist Church, Leytonstone, London. The grading was conducted by Mister Gordon Slater (South East Regional Co-ordinator) 6th Dan. All students passed.