Rutherglen Club Newsletter – December 2016

Dear Student/Parent,

Please read through this newsletter and take note of any important information/dates.

Class Day’s/Times for Xmas & New Year

The final class of the year will be Tuesday 20th December and the first class back will be on Friday 6th January 2017.

Awards Night and Race Night (Date and Venue TBC)

I am planning on having an awards night at some point in the New Year to recognise those who have achieved greatly throughout 2016. This will be a night for family and friends, so please come along and support this event and recognise our winners for their fantastic achievements. It will also be a race night so we can raise club funds, so not a night to be missed.

I plan to have the following:

Buffet Raffle Prizes Face Painting Balloon Animals

Demos Disco Kids Games Licensed Bar


Student of the Year – Juniors Class                                           Most Improved Student

Student of the Year – Advanced Junior/Adults                       Class Overall Competitor of the Year

Little Ninja of the Year Award                                                   Student Merit Award

If you have any unwanted/unopened Christmas presents you can always donate them to the raffle prize draw. Your help and support will be very much appreciated.

Change of E-Mail

If you want to contact me through e-mail, my new address is:

Sparring Equipment

If you have sparring equipment could I ask that you always bring it to training with you. Sparring is part of your Tae Kwon-Do training and it is there to help develop your skills/ techniques and put them to use. It also helps develop your speed, timing and reaction time. Sparring is open to all ages and abilities. Blue belts and above must have sparring gear as its part of your grading.

Sunday Training (supplementary training)

Sunday classes will start back in the New Year. There is a blue belt and above class to specifically work on linework, patterns and set sparring to help prepare you for future grading’s and ultimately your black belt grading. There is also a sparring class in place if you are serious about competing or want to improve your sparring skills and become more confident. (Reminder: this class is not inclusive of your monthly fees, and will cost £5 per class or £6 for both classes)

Blue belt and above class: 10.30am to 11.30am
Sparring class (all ages, grades & abilities): 11.30am to 1pm

Dates for January: Sunday 8th, 22nd & 29th

I’d like to take this time to thank everyone for their hard work, determination, commitment to training and in many cases your help during 2016. I hope that you can continue to develop and set yourself newer and more challenging goals and I wish you every success in 2017!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Many Thanks

James Reed, 4th Degree