Stoke UTA took eight Golds and Two Silver medals at the 1st Welsh International Poomsae championships in Cardiff over the weekend ! A small team of five players led by Master Peter Johnson 7th Dan coach , Kept up the winning streak and with excellent performances in both Individual and Team divisions bought a haul of Gold back to the potteries ! Both seasoned players and new talent are producing good performances leading up to bigger competitions over the year !
Stoke UTAs Chief Instructor and Coach Master Peter Johnson 7th Dan took a Bronze medal in the European Championships 2019 Turkey ! This will add to his Collection of Titles Including World Commonwealth and International podium places ! I took Bronze at the Last Europeans in Greece where I made a mistake in my form and again this time I made a costly mistake that took me out of a possible Gold position , But I was very Happy with my Performance , Competing at this level and being the oldest in the group , sets me up well for when I move up next year into the O65 years of age group and puts me in a very strong position. I travelled with The GB team which had the most Successful Euros Ever and I was proud to be a part of that team !
Stoke UTA Taekwondo #stokeutataekwondo Sent a ten strong team to the Strong as Steel championships in Sheffield ! With Teams Competing in forms Poomsae and fighting ! The team came away with a haul of nine Gold trophy’s two silver and a Bronze , with some great performances and fights from our players !
Stoke UTA came away with three new Dan grades at the recent UTA Dan grading in Scotland ! Promoted to 4th Dan Stoke UTAs Wayne Nicklin did a great performance and Stokes Rob Murphy and Kacey Titley also came away with their 1st Dan grades ! The grading the highest WTF Dan grading panel under Grand Master TW Shin 9th Dan and one 8th Dan and two 7th Dan masters in GB was held in Falkirk and the standard is the highest in the country !
Stoke UTAs Daryl Meir took a well deserved 3rd Place Bronze in the British National Fighting Championships this weekend at the EIS Sports at Sheffield , going through to the semi final , in a great performance to take bronze to increase his profile in the heavy weight division . Coach Master Peter Johnson was pleased as this year saw a much depleted Stoke UTA team due to school holidays and players being away on holiday , but Daryl maintained the clubs tradition of winning national titles at every fighting nationals for the last twelve years , not pleased with some of the referees decisions during the semi final , Daryl still performed for our club and has the right stuff to carry on and be a future star!
Stoke UTA Taekwondo Poomsae team kept up its winning streak this weekend at the 1st Manchester Open Championships held at the George H Carnell Centre ! A five strong team bought back six golds two silvers and two bronzes in one of the best results for the team . On the back of a series of competitions throughout September , taking golds in Scotland , Liverpool and Canada this was a Super September for the Team ! Coach Master Peter Johnson was delighted and said it was all down to hard work extra training and commitment from our team players , Stoke UTA being the most successful technical and competitive club in the midlands and this shows by our results and team standings .
Master Peter Johnson travelled to Vancouver Canada to try to retain his Title that he has held for two years running with a high Score of 6.89 he took Gold in his Division and as a part of Super September this is the third Gold along with his team , competing at the Scottish Open , Liverpool Open and Canada , with just the Manchester Open to complete this would seal a Super September for Johnson and his Team !
Stoke UTA Taekwondo took a three strong team to the Scottish open at the weekend at motherwell ! Pairs partners Gerlinder and Master Johnson competed first and too a fantastic bronze in a seven strong field , Master Johnson took gold in the U65 male individual and Gerlinder took silver in her division , Wayne Nicklin took a great Bronze medal in a big category , so all three p layers took podium places another great result for Stoke UTA , our special Poomsae training is paying off and we will be fielding a bigger team in Liverpool soon !