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First Aid Courses TAGB/BTC


TAGB / BTC approved First Aid courses have now been arranged.

The courses are open to 2nd kup (Red belts) and above, and the youngest that candidates can attend is from 14 years of age.

Each course shall have 25 places on a First come first served basis, although if there is significantly more than 25 applications, then a second course tutor may be booked so that the course can run with a larger number. This is subject too numbers of applications. If there are not enough number of applicants, the couse will not run. There needs to be a minimum of 10 applicants to run a course.

Applicants should apply to the oganiser of each course
Saturday 25th February
Deeside leisure centre  Chester road.  Queensferry.  Deeside  CH5 1SA  1 pm start .  Applicants apply to Jimmy Johnson to book a place at

Sunday 5th March  
All interested parties should contact Master Atkins

Saturday 10th September
Wirral & Chester  Taekwondo Academy  Unit 7 Grisedale Road.  Bromborough.  Wirral.  CH62 3QA 

Sunday 1st October 
Snozone Castleford Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA  START 10-30am -  FINISH 4-30pm (Aprox)

The Umpires and Referees are now both on the 25/02/2017.



The Refeees course at Cardiff schedualed for the 26/02/2017 is CANCELLED.

THIS COURSE WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SAT 25th Feb 2017 starting at 10am 
The Referees course will run at the same time as the Umpires course on the 25th which remains unchanged. 
See the calender on the home page of for more details.

Letter to Grand Master Oliver


To Grand Master Oliver.
Re: it’s the people that make TAGB great!

I know you probably know what a great organisation the TAGB is, however, I wanted you to also know how special the members are too!!!
Here’s why…..

My son, Jake (aged 9) and I currently train at Newcastle and Kidsgrove Taekwondo under the instructor Sir Fred Langston. My brother, Jason and his son, Callum (aged 16) and his daughter, Jasmine (aged 15) live in Liverpool and train with Sefton Taekwondo with instructor Sir Warren Vice.

saville1.JPGOn 30th April, 2016, our family was completely devastated by the news that unexpectedly my nephew Callum was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. He had to have immediate surgery to remove some of his spine and start very intensive chemotherapy.

My brother had to stay in hospital with his son 24/7 to care for him. He is a self-employed gas engineer, and therefore had no income coming in. Obviously, this was an added strain on our family as it meant that finances were also adding to his stress as we were unsure how we were going to pay bills due and look after everything. 
This left him in a very vulnerable position both mentally and financially. I live in Stoke and also work full time, however, I travelled to Liverpool every Friday after work to help support them both financially and personally and returned to Stoke Sunday night. However, we are not an affluent family and debt began to become an issue.

Within four weeks, members of the Sefton TKD group had raised raffles to start to raise money. 
The Holloran family did ‘name a bear’ to raise money, a black belt couple (Bev and Dave Seel) gave up their free time and gave training sessions on first aid to raise money as they are paramedics. Another member Simona Mada contacted me straight away to help, and we arranged a cake sale that raised over £500 in one day! All members from both clubs donated cakes to sell, and then most of them came and bought them back!! This was on top of visiting my brother and nephew in hospital and keeping them going with supplies!

saville2.JPGObviously, this was a small way towards paying bills, rent, travel costs etc. Therefore Sir Warren Vice initiated a TKD 24 hour fund raising event. 
This was to be the event of all events! Samantha Smith, his fiancée began to start a raffle event to bring people to the event. She was relentless in her pursuit to gain gifts that could be raffled off. She trawled through Liverpool to gain gifts and I do not believe that there was one person left in the whole of the area that had not bought a raffle ticket from her! 
Warren arranged and designed posters with Jasmine (Jason’s daughter) to make people aware of the event. Warren designed sponsorship forms that were then distributed throughout the two clubs to raise further funds. 
Everyone took part in the fund raising, and donated gifts. There were hotel stays, paintballing events, a brand new bike and even a signed T-shirt from the GB team which was then supported by an appearance from Rachelle Booth from the team! Awesome!

For the event, Warren had called in some favours I believe from other instructors to help support the 24 timetable. During the whole time the following gave up their time to support. Below are a handful of those people:-

Alex McColl – Taught during the TKD session and gave valuable support to Warren and Sam in organising the event. Alex’s girlfriend Sam Anderton also supported by selling tickets, raising money and also attending the event. Alex also gave some 121 sessions as raffle prizes too.

Fred Langston – Taught during the TKD session, raised awareness at Newcastle and Kidsgrove club and also raised sponsorship money.

Brian Anderton – Taught during the TKD session, and also took photos of everyone that he then took the time to send to all the individuals free of charge. These were some of the best photos I have even seen, and take pride of place in my house!
Other Instructors that took responsibility for hours of the 24 hour event were:
James McGinn, Richard Saunders, Richard Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Roddie Milne. I’m sure they were many many more people, however, I don’t have all of their names.

On top of all of this, we had people attend the event from all over the country. People who didn’t belong to our two clubs attend, even people that had never done TKD before turn up! It was an amazing sight to see!

I have made some lifelong friends during this event. 
A special family were the Holloran family. They were so supportive, and their daughter Amy – watch out for that one, that’s a future world champion if ever I saw one! David Burley who had his body waxed during the event to raise money! What a guy! Georgina Smith, Catherine Pearson, Lizzie McConville, Tom Urwin trained hard and helped people integrate and have fun too! Jo Lally did food along with many other people to keep us all going! So many people to mention them all!

Callum has now finished his treatment and is hopefully on the mend! He returned to training last week to a heroes welcome! It was brilliant!

I cannot tell you enough how wonderful these people are! My family cannot repay these people for their kindness and endless support! 
They will forever be in my heart and have my undying gratitude for everything that they do, and continue to do for my family.

Obviously, in particular a very special couple Warren Vice and Samantha Smith get my heartfelt thanks. Without them, this would not have been possible!
It is true that TKD is more than just another organisation, the tenants that we teach, we live by! 
The people are amazing! They are a formidable group of people that I am privileged to be a part of and call them more than friends, but part of my family.

I thank you again for taking the time to read my letter, and again I say, it certainly is the people that make TAGB great! 


Kindest regards, 

Tina Saville

IMPORTANT re British 2016


The TAGB Committee would like all spectators and competitors attending the forthcoming TAGB British Championships on Sunday 20th November at Derby Area, to read and act on the following information:

Bags.   Derby Area have a strict bag policy.   Please DO NOT leave your bag unattended.  If you do leave your bag unattended, it will be removed as a security measure by the arena security team.  

Lockers.   There are lots of lockers in all changing rooms and in large areas around the arena floor.   The lockers need a £1 coin which is returned once you have finished with the locker.  With this in mind, PLEASE  bring a bag to the event that will fit into a locker and do not bring a bag that is too large to fit.  Unless you intend to not use the lockers and are able to keep your bag with you at all times. 
Parking.   Car Parking is available at the arena and charged at £3 per car (to the right and behind Derby Areaa).  There is overspill parking available on the DCFC site once the area car park is full.  All vehicles MUST be parked IN A MARKED BAY or your vehicle will be towed away.
The TAGB Committee

Thank you


Dear Instructors, Officials, Competitors.

I would like to offer my sincere thanks for your support at the recent World Championships in Birmingham.

The management of the Barclaycard Arena, all the heads of associations, special guests and our sponsors could not believe how we ran the competition so efficiently
and professionally. 

The looks of disbelief on their faces when I explained that all our officials are volunteers, was a picture. 

Our overseas competitors were very impressed with the standard of Taekwondo from the TAGB and with the sportsmanship and etiquette shown.

I should also like to thank all the registration staff, top table, IT/media, paramedics, floor layers / set up helpers and welfare officers and everyone else who gave it there all.

Once again thank you.

Master Paul Donnelly

On behalf of The TAGB Committee.
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