GTI National Open

We have pleasure in inviting you to our second Taekwondo Tournament of 2015, the GTI National Open on Sunday May 31st at Cheltenham Leisure Centre, Tommy Taylor’s Lane, Cheltenham GL50 4RN. As always we rely on your support and the support of your students who are officials to ensure the day runs to schedule so please encourage them to attend.

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Entry Forms
The entry to this event is now fully online however at http://gti.wiredma.com/ . It might be a bit of hassle registering the first time you use the online entry website, but it save your details and will make future entries to future events a lot easier:.

Closing Date
To ensure there is ample time for the planning of the divisions and draws the closing date will be Wednesday 27th May.

Emailing entries:
Please scan and attach completed block entry forms when emailing, with fees payable on the day. Email to Mr. Seamus McGinley at tournaments©gti-taekwondo.com (Tel: 07963 065 229)

Any queries should be directed to Mr Seamus McGinley, 5th Dan, via email: gtitaekwondoevents @ gmail.com or tournaments @ gti-taekwondo.com or telephone 07963 065 229

 

 

GTI Team Takes Top Trophy at LTSI South East Open

The GTI team stormed to victory at the LTSI South East Open Championships, held in Hatfield on 8th March 2015.
It was a busy event, with over 400 competitors taking part. Students from Manor Park, North London, Bridgnorth and Liverpool GTI schools tested their skills against a high standard of opposition; ultimately winning 17 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals.

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GTI Team Takes Top Trophy at LTSI South East Open

Notable performances included that of GTI Squad Coach Jasper Chow, who struck gold after an unrivalled display in the mens +80kg sparring division; and that of the GTI patterns team led by Miss Mikeala Houlihan, whose sharp demonstration of Gae-Baek earned a second place trophy.
The GTI team’s impressive medal haul placed them at the top the schools table for the event – and they were therefore awarded the prestigious ‘Best School’ trophy. The trophy is currently on tour: it will visit the four GTI schools that supported the LTSI event in order to promote our competitors’ achievements and to hopefully inspire other students to become more involved in competition.
Congratulations to our team! Thanks to coaches Jasper Chow and Pat Houlihan; and thanks also to the LTSI for a well-run and enjoyable event.
Interested in improving your competitive skills? Come along to national squad training and join our winning team! More information is available on our GTI Squad page.

Results:
GOLD:
Kris Parajuli – Sparring, 8-9 years mixed, 10th to 6th kup (135cms & under)
Malachi Stavely – Sparring, 8-9 years mixed, 5th to 1st kup (135cms & under)
Callum Edwards – Sparring, 10-12 years males, 5th to 1st kup (145cms & under)
Olivia Connolly-Dixon – Sparring, 10-12 years females, 5th to 1st kup (145cms & under)
Kareem Green – Sparring, 13-17 years males, 5th to 1st kup (60kgs & over)
Salima Atsou – Sparring, 13-17 years females, 10th to 6th kup (55kgs & over)
Sara Atsou – Sparring, 13-17 years females, 5th to 1st kup (55kgs & over)
Daniel Vickery – Sparring, 18+ years males, 5th to 1st kup (72kgs & under)
Tom Hickey – Sparring, 18+ years males, 5th to 1st kup (72.1-79.9kgs)
Asma Ul Afzal – Sparring, 18+ years females, 5th to 1st kup (50.1-59.9kgs)
Catherine Henryanto – Sparring, 12 years & under females, Black Belt (mixed)
Jasper Chow – Sparring, 18+ years males, Black Belt (80kgs & over)
Stefanie Davies – Sparring, 18+ years females, Black Belt (50.1-59.9kgs)
Mikeala Houlihan – Sparring, 18+ years females, Black Belt (60kgs & over)
Olivia Connolly-Dixon – Patterns, 10-12 years mixed, 5th to 1st kup
Salima Atsou – Patterns, 13-17 years females, 10th to 6th kup
Stefanie Davies – Patterns, 18+ years females, Black Belt 1st & 2nd Dan
SILVER:
Jodie Bassett – Sparring, 5-7 years mixed, 10th to 6th kup (126cms & over)
Safee Hussain – Sparring, 10-12 years males, 5th to 1st kup (145cms & under)
Aleyna Mutlu – Sparring, 13-17 years females, 10th to 6th kup (55kgs & over)
Aaron Houlihan – Sparring, 18+ years males, 5th to 1st kup (72.1-79.9kgs)
Nicholas Henryanto – Sparring, 13-17 years males, Black Belt (50kgs & under)
GTI Team – Team Patterns
BRONZE:
Malaika Hussain – Sparring, 8-9 years mixed, 5th to 1st kup (135cms & under)
Dean Lewis – Sparring, 35+ years veteran males, open grade (open weight)
Ayesha Hussain – Sparring, 12 years & under females, Black Belt (mixed)
Luke Richardson – Sparring, 13-17 years males, Black Belt (50kgs & under)
Aleyna Mutlu – Patterns, 13-17 years females, 10th to 6th kup
Asma Ul Afzal – Patterns, 18+ years females, 5th to 1st kup
Mikeala Houlihan – Patterns, 18+ years females, Black Belt 1st & 2nd Dan

GTI English Open

Dear GTI Instructor,

Firstly, we hope you’ve had a good break over the holiday period and are itching to get back into the swing of things. To help with kick starting your new year and your students we would cordially like to invite you to one of the first tournaments of the year at Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre on 1st February 2015.

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Please see attached Poster and Brief Rules for details but the headlines include:

  • Cadet Divisions
  • Continuous sparring for all Adult grades
  • Dual pattern “play offs”

There will a strict deadline of Midnight on Wednesday the 28th January 2015 in order to manage the increasing numbers and aid with the smooth running of the event. Click here to see tournaments rules.

To enter please click http://gti.wiredma.com/

Looking forward to seeing you all there on the day and should you have any queries in the mean time please feel free to contact me via any of the methods below.

Kind regards,

Mr Seamus McGinley
GTI Events Manager
Tel: 07963 065 229
Email: gtitaekwondoevents@gmail.com
Email2: tournaments@gti-taekwondo.com

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GTI British Open (Taekwondo Tournament) on Sunday November 23rd

We have pleasure in inviting you to our third Taekwondo Tournament of 2014, the GTI British Open on Sunday November 23rd  at Cheltenham Leisure Centre, Tommy Taylor’s Lane, Cheltenham GL50 4RN. As always we rely on your support and the support of your students who are officials to ensure the day runs to schedule so please encourage them to attend.

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Facebook event Pages: Facebook.com has placed limits on the number of people anyone can invite to any event. Therefore we cannot invite all our Facebook friends we have to this event. So please invite yourself and your Taekwondo friends to this event.

Competition Categories
Patterns, Point-Stop and Continuous* sparring categories, including the 40 years and over veteran’s divisions available. (*NB. Yellow & Green – Point-Stop, Blue & Red – Continuous sparring, Black – Both Point-Stop and Continuous sparring available).

3rd Place Awards
There will be two third place awards in all colour belt sparring divisions. In the black belt divisions there will be only one third place decided by a fight-off between the losers of the semi-finals.

Officials
If officiating for the day, trainee umpires who also compete get a discount entry fee of £10 and it is free to compete for those who are qualified. Officials should sign in by 9.30am and be present for a quick pre-comp meeting at 9.45am.

Entry Forms
The entry to this event is now fully online however at http://gti.wiredma.com/ . It might be a bit of hassle registering the first time you use the online entry website, but it save your details and will make future entries to future events a lot easier.

Closing Date
To ensure there is ample time for the planning of the divisions and draws the closing date will be Saturday 15th November. Late entries will be accepted up until Wednesday 19th November with the addition of a single £10 admin fee added to the total due. No entries will be accepted after midnight on the Wednesday.

Emailing entries:
Please scan and attach completed block entry forms when emailing, with fees payable on the day. Email to Mr. Seamus McGinley at tournaments©gti-taekwondo.com (Tel: 07963 065 229)

Postal and email entries:
Send to GTI, Mr. S. McGinley, 4 Woodcrest, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury SY3 5EU or tournaments@gti-taekwondo.com

Contact
If you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. McGinley Tel: 07963 065 229