Surreal Summer for UKSA
UKSA members join in the Celebrate Aberdeen Celebrations.............
It's been a busy and surreal summer for our organisation and its members, the pinnacle of which was being invited to take part in the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade which lead to Sooyang Do hitting the social and networking media by storm. From t.v and radio to making it onto the front page of the Evening Express (our local paper).
Over 120 of our members marched down Union Street (Aberdeens main shopping precinct), as part of a parade inspired by Aberdeens 3rd Sector members along with various charities and other organisations and activities.
This kick started a weekend of celebrations and entertainment from the whole of Aberdeens 3rd sector, from music, entertainment and displays from various organisations and clubs.
One of the displays was from the Sooyang Do demonstration team, which left the spectators in the Bon Accord Centre spellbound and inspired by their performance and wood break extravaganza.
It was medals all round as the Rio Olympics inspired some of our clubs to hold their own Sooyang Do Olympic Games.
Students from Portlethen and Summerhill clubs sprinted, relayed, long jumped and hurdled their way to making and breaking some personal best records.
It was Gala time for some of our clubs, as students and parents from Ellon and Portlethen were out and about in their local community doing workshops and taster sessions and demonstrating what makes Sooyang Do the number one martial art in the North East.
Despite the busy schedule a very successful sparring training day was hosted by Mr Bremner at the Westdyke leisure centre, and course number 2 for our junior leaders took place at the Jesmond Centre, only one course left until they get their certificates.
Sport Aberdeen ran their #naeexcusses billboard campaign during the summer, we were very privileged to be asked to supply one of our students as a model for them. Jace Jojo from our Summerhill club attended the photo shoot at the Balnagask golf course along with members of the local roller derby and dodgeball teams.
Due to demand the end of summer saw another two Pre- school classes start up in Westhill and Peterculter by Mr Bremner, and are proving to be very popular and are now nearly full.
Posted on: 22/06/15
It's been a very surreal summer for the UKSA and with being one of the finalists for the Aberdeen Sports Awards, who knows what is in store for our clubs in Autumn.