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 !
Master Peter Johnson travelled to Zagreb Croatia to participate in the WTs IRRC Referee course ! Master Johnson is already a International referee , but he attended the Refresher Course over four days of study and training ! This will help to keep our club updated with the latest techniques and information ! The course included study , practical , scoring , with a written test , scoring test , practical performance test and Interview !