Pil Sung Tang Soo Do School - October 2018
A busy few months for Pil Sung Karate Club. Two Gup Gradings for the promotion of some new members to the club and a few regular students. In June the club represented Ireland in Bedford for 12th IMA Championships, bringing home a good haul of medals plus1st place in the coveted Team Demonstration by beating the USA Team the previous winners.
Another kicking seminar was taken by Master McManus and senior Black Belt Stephen Ryan in Dunboyne. Whilst in the same month a new club was opened in Trim, Co Meath
A Black Belt Grading was held for Two of the clubs students Zak and Oran the night before the Invitational Championships in the Bonnington Hotel Dublin.
It was a great tournament with a good turnout from the other invited Tang Soo Do Associations. This was followed that evening by a Black Tie Gala dinner. Lots of reuniting between friends and students. On November 4th we have Cho Dan Bo and Black Belt evaluation and finally,some of the students will be helping out on the stand at ZEMINAR in the RDS November 13 , 14 , 15th.
• Well done to our own club dancers Black Belt Holly Byrne 1st place in slow and 2nd in fast and Cho Dan Bo Ellie Mc Gillivary 3rd place in freestyle fast dancing.
• Congratulations to Zak Mihajlovic and Oran Williams who both graded to Black Belt in October 2018.
• Welcome to new Beginners Amy, Bredan, Anna, Alexia and Aleena. Good luck in your journey of Tang Soo Do.
4th of November 2018 - Black Belt Cho Dan Bo evaluations.
10th of November 2018 - Master Belt training camp.
24th of November 2018 - Midlands tournament
8th of December 2018 - Gup testing
15th of December - Monaghan Christmas party and Xmas Black Belt work out.
Thank you Master Nar for another great tournament.
Friday evening was a Black Belt grading chaired by Master S.Nar and 8 other masters. It was very tough gruelling 2hrs for them and family members watching. The commitment and determination of the students was evident. A personal mention by Master Nar on effort and performance of student Zak Mihajlovic.
Master Started the tournament off with a special welcome to Master Kieran Mackeyfrom London Black Belt Academy, Master Jacqui Fisher from Association of Traditional Martial Arts, Master Kate Malyon from Yong Gi Do and Master Patrick Forde from Munster Martial Arts ITO.
Thank you to the parents for getting up early on a very wet Saturday morning to bring your children to the event. There was a good standard of open hand forms and also weapons. A small lunch break followed by Master Nar preform a high ranking Hyung.
Then on to the free sparring, some very strong competing went on for a potion of a medal.
The evening was a huge success with pretty much everyone attending the Gala dinner showing their dance moves on the dance floor . A special speech of congratulation was given to the newly graded Black Belts.
To view more photos and videos from the tournament please visit our Facebook page (link at the top right of this page).
Master Paul McManus