Stoke UTA’s most anticipated seminar with Moldovan Olympian Aaron Cook, will take place this weekend, at the Wallace Sports and Education Centre, on Abbots road, at nine in the morning
The session will last two hours, ending at eleven. Cook will then be willing to sign merchandise for all those who attend. This will be one of Stoke UTA’s highest number of students attending a seminar. There will be nearly 70 students at the Wallace Centre.
This is one of the many seminars held by Stoke UTA , a few previous ones that had been hosted included players like GB Martin Stamper and double World Champion GM Tong Won Shin 9th dan.
Stoke UTA lead the way in the Midlands in holding not only excellent class seminars. But successful development days and elite poomsae and korougi training days.
The Stoke UTA stable has produced World, European, Commonwealth and National Championships. There are not many organisations or clubs in the Midlands, who have been successful in producing elite champions and dan grades as Stoke UTA.
Stoke UTA’s very own Jack Pickin, has been shortlisted for this years Evening Sentinel Sports Awards in the junior male category for 2016.
Pickin has had a great year for the club, winning medals at the double National Champion in both junior and senior categories in London. He also represented Great Britain’s Junior Fighting team in the Junior World Championships in Burnaby, Canada. He went on to make it through to the final 16.
The 16 year-old has definitely won an award but if he is in first place or third, we will find out in May.
Master Peter Johnson 7th Dan had travelled to Uxbridge, London for a British Taekwondo (BT) European training session which lasted the whole day with the BT Euro team.
Master Johnson had picked up a calf injury, but is still trying to go strong while preparing for the forth coming Europeans in Rhodes, Greece.
Stoke UTAs Jack Pickin and Calum Johnson have both passed their 2nd dan and 3rd dan grade yesterday in Manchester.
Both Pickin and Johnson, had been graded under a panel of 8th dan, 9th dan and two 7th dan judges. These are excellent results again for Stoke UTA.
Master Peter Johnson has completed a very successful seminar in the Isle of Man for the ACE Taekwondo club.
The ACE club had invited Master Johnson, for a seminar he also sat through one of the clubs cup grading session.
As well as having a seminar in the Isle of Man, Master Johnson had also started to help a small group of students in their poomsae competition.
Master Johnson has said he will be hoping to go back soon to do another seminar.
He said: “It was a great Seminar and all the students were eager to learn, and the hospitality was fantastic.”