Thames Valley Taekwon-Do Reading

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ.

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Thames Valley Taekwon-Do Newsletter – July


Thames Valley Pro Taekwon-Do Newsletter


Congratulations Millie Yates!

Thames Valley Taekwon-Do student Millie Yates attended the 13-18yrs Olympic selection training the weekend of 21 July for the GB Taekwondo trials held at the National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester.

The ‘Fighting Chance’ selection process was open to specially selected aspiring young athletes showing potential to develop in the Olympic sport.

It was an intensive day of training testing technical ability, tactical understanding, physical capability, and competitive drive.

Well done Millie. We look forward to hearing how you got on.



Congratulations Mr and Mrs Tee

David Tee 5th Dan Black Belt, International Instructor and Umpire for Thames Valley TKD married Sarah Whalley on Saturday 21 July. It was a beautiful wedding and timed perfectly on one of the hottest days of the year.

Congratulations to you both and we wish you all the best for October too when you welcome Baby Tee into the family.



Summer Holiday Training Schedule


ProTKD Summer training schedule outline to Tuesday 4th September 2018
This training timetable is based on the majority of school holiday periods closure between the above dates.

NO TRAINING on Thursday 23rd – Monday 27th August (Late Summer Holiday UK) during the Reading Music Festival.

MONDAY (All Grades)


5-6pm Mini Kickers
NB ALL U8yrs students should start 5pm during holiday period with White Belt beginner students finishing 5.45pm onwards
5.30-7pm Children
7-9pm Teen/Adults


7-9pm Children/Teen/Adults
NB Children U12yrs and youngest students should expect to finish from 8pm during holiday period

TUESDAY (Red/Black Belts)

7-9pm Child/Teen/Adults
NB Essential preparations for all grades prior to National Black Belt Seminar & Grading 7-9th September

WEDNESDAY (All Grades)

6-7.30pm Children
NB ALL U8yrs students should start 6pm during holiday period with White Belt beginner students finishing 6.45pm onwards
7.30-9pm Teen/Adults

THURSDAY (Padwork/Sparring)

6-7.30pm Children
NB This session is aimed towards ALL Children with some experience gained from our regular Tuesday Padwork & Sparring classes.
7.30-9pm Teen/Adults

Start back date Wednesday 5th September

Keep checking our official Facebook business page and website link for further updates and have a great summer break!



Student survey

Thank you to all those who responded to our quick questionnaire asking what you’d like to see more of within the club. The results are in and due to popular demand we have added another Sparring workshop plus colour belt grading and an Area Technical Seminar with Grading in the calendar – see dates below:



Grading opportunities

See dates for your diary below. We will create invitations for the Thames Valley TKD School events where you will be able to reserve your place and pay in advance for your grading and seminar.

Keep an eye out for the email!



Dates for Your Diary


National Seminar and Grading 7th-​9th September 2018 University of Leicester

Application form, information from host and grading information along with breaking criteria can be found here
This is also an ideal opportunity for 1st Kups and above to attend a weekend National Seminar Training in preparation for future Dan grade assessments.

Thames Valley Taekwon-Do Sparring Workshop

Sunday 23rd September 2018
Start time 9:30
St Andrews School, Pangbourne, Berkshire. RG8 8QA

There will also be a grading opportunity for colour belts following the sparring workshop. Details to follow in email and Facebook announcements

Link to map

St Andrews School Sports Facility
Buckhold, Pangbourne
Reading RG8 8QA

Thames Valley Taekwon-Do Pre Season Camp

Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th August 9:30 to 12 noon

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Ave, Reading
Details to follow via email




ITF France National Training weekend
From 29 to 30 September 2018
Cosec Sylvestre GRUZZA
453 avenue du 8 mai 1945
13340 Rognac
Invitation (in French)

For translation or help with application email otherwise. To ensure all on same flight and in same accommodation please coordinate with Debbie on




Thames Valley Taekwon-Do Local Grading

Saturday 20th October 2018

Aborfield Green Leisure Centre,  Off Sheerlands Rd, Reading RG2 9NN

Details to follow in email and Facebook announcements

Link to map

Scottish Open – Saturday 13th October 2018
Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
1 O’Donnell Way
ML1 2TZ*
*If this Postcode does not work in your satnav please use ML1 2TX
Link to sign up page

Thames Valley Taekwon-Do October Children’s 1/2 Term Camp22 – 24 October 9am to 12pm

Venue TBC and further details in email and Facebook announcements


Thames Valley Taekwon-Do Area Technical Seminar and Grading

Sunday 25th November 2018

St Andrews School, Pangbourne, Berkshire. RG8 8QA

Details to follow nearer time

Link to map


Thames Valley TKD Christmas Club Competition

Exciting news! This year we’d like to introduce a club competition to give everyone the opportunity to try their hands (and feet) in the ring!

To help celebrate the end of year, all club members will be invited to come along, join in if they’d like to have a go and afterwards celebrate Christmas with a bring a dish.

More details to follow but save the date….SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER afternoon to evening.



Thames Valley Christmas Social

Hold the date – Wednesday 19th December for an evening out for all those attending adult classes. Further details to follow.


London Open Championships

HUGE thanks to Mr David Tee V Degree, Mr James Dilley IV Degree and Miss Laura Reeves II Degree who officiated for the entire duration of the competition. Without this support as part of a team effort, organising and running an event on this scale would not be possible.

Huge congratulations to Spencer Brooks III Degree for a top performance in both individual Patterns and Sparring finals at the London Open Championships winning Gold in the sparring and Silver in Patterns.Aside from his own inspiring individual performances he continued to coach the teams representing Thames Valley throughout the event helping them achieve their own success!

Congratulations to some of other Thames Valley Taekwon-Do students.

Paolo Minhas and Andy Crerar both gained Gold in their age group category for Special Technique.

Luka Zivkovic gained Bronze in both patterns and sparring.

Julia Kaszuba, Alannah Scott, and Samita Lama all gained Bronze in team patterns and Silver in sparring, including Milly Wright.



New Nest Student Portal

All students and instructors now have the opportunity to update/edit personal details or communication preferences with the launch of the NEST Person Portal. Part of data protections rules is making sure that all information is up-to-date. This secure portal allows you to edit your details.

If you could spend 5 minutes checking your details as effective communication is vital for the smooth running of the club, so we can share important information effectively.

Log on to the Person Portal here.





Training fees

As your membership comes up for its annual review, especially those graduating from white belt to the various colour belt levels, monthly fees will be reviewed and adjusted according. Any changes will be notified and fees updated via direct debit.



Membership Renewals

Your Annual Membership licence renewal needs to be valid in order for you to train, attend seminars, gradings and to compete in competitions.

We will continue to send you a reminder and details of how to pay when your licence needs to be renewed.

To ensure a continuous and valid membership, the fee offers the following benefits:

  • TVT Annual Membership
  • UKTA Annual Membership
  • ITF Annual Membership
  • BTC Annual insurance and public liability cover

To make this as seamless as possible, we’ve automated this service to keep your licence up to date. Thames Valley Taekwon-Do has set up an electronic payment system where you can renew your annual license quickly and easily for £45 per licence. This payment is collected by NEST management, our database management company, who are also responsible for collecting your monthly fees.

The UKTA membership form (accessed here) will also need to be downloaded, completed (do not print) and sent back to at time of payment and NOT to the address shown on to the form.

Once we receive your payment and form together, we will coordinate the update of your membership directly with the UKTA, ensuring you are covered for the year. Your licence will renew from your expiry date.

If possible ensure that the signature area is completed with a typed name if your system allows it, (if not send back empty) and PLEASE ENSURE ALL REMAINING FIELDS ARE COMPLETED or the form will need to be resubmitted.

Please note we also offer a discount for family licence renewals for 2 or more licences renewed at the SAME TIME at £40 per licence. We are temporarily unable to take multiple memberships online so please contact to arrange separate payment method.

If you have any questions please get in touch.



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