More promotions for Sooyang Do Martial Art Students
February ends on a high for Instructors and Students ..............
First of all, we would like to congratulate everyone involved in our belt examinations, on 28th February 2016, particularly those who achieved promotion to the next level. The technical standard was commendably high and, although Master Wood identified a few technical areas which could be improved upon, our instructors will continue to strive to eradicate any faults or misunderstandings, thereby further increasing the benefits of Sooyang Do for the students themselves.
We would also, once more, like to thank all of the examiners, instructors, volunteers, junior leaders, students and parents alike for making our events such a huge success and we are already looking forward to the next examinations in May 2016.
For those who are perhaps unaware, Ms Hart has recently opened a new Sooyang Do school in Torphins. This new school is already proving to be extremely successful, with some 20 new students attending within the first three weeks.
Mr& Mrs McIver have recently opened a Sooyang Do class for pre-school children at Curl Aberdeen. This experimental class will concentrate on providing a fun introduction to Sooyang Do without the need for technical appraisal or syllabus, which will hopefully lead to the youngsters enrolling in the more advanced class when they are sufficiently mature.
Some Sooyang Do clubs have decided to open their doors to the general public, should they wish to participate in a Sooyang Do class to benefit Sports Relief. This opportunity runs from 14th- 19th March 2016 and is being offered at the following clubs:
Portlethen Academy, Portlethen - Monday 14th March 8pm - 9pm
Skene Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene - Monday 14th March 7pm - 8pm
Kemnay Village Hall, Kemnay - Monday 14th March 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Curl Aberdeen, Summerhill, Aberdeen - Tuesday 15th March 8pm - 9pm
Inverurie Academy, Inverurie - Tuesday 15th March 8pm - 9pm
Banchory Town Hall, Banchory - Tuesday 15th March 7pm - 8pm
Oldmachar Academy, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen - Tuesday 15th March 7pm - 8pm
Howe Trinity Church, Alford - Tuesday 15th March 7pm - 8pm
Westdyke Leisure Centre, Westhill - Wednesday 16th March 7pm - 8pm
Cairncry Community Centre, Aberdeen - Wednesday 16th March 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Newmachar Scout Hut, Newmachar - Thursday 17th March 7pm - 8pm
Ellon Academy Community Campus, Ellon - Thursday 17th March 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Meldrum Academy, Oldmeldrum - Friday 18th March 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Peterculter Sports Centre, Peterculter, Aberdeen - Friday 18th March (females only) 7pm - 8pm
Mackie Academy, Stonehaven - Saturday 19th March 11am -12 noon
Balmedie Leisure Centre, Balmedie - Saturday 19th March 11.30am - 12.30pm
We would like to extend a warm welcome to two new trainee instructors- Mr Peter Hepburn and Miss Kirsty Finnie (both Westhill) and hope they go on to become successful instructors in the future.
Mrs McIver has also recently announced the promotion of three young students at her Portlethen club to the role of “Junior Leader”, thereby helping to ensure the continued development of Sooyang Do in the future.
To conclude (for the moment) we are holding our annual all-night Sooyang Do workout or “focusmittathon”on the 23rd April in aid of Clan. All students are welcome to attend for a short or long period, in aid of this well deserving charitable cause.
Jin Sil !Posted on: 04 March 2016