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GM Giacobbe's Visit...

Finally time to sit down and reflect on the past 11 days! GM Dominick Giacobbe arrived with us on Friday, 26th October - his birthday - and after a celebration meal that night, he travelled to London to meet Master Stephane Huguier and watched this beloved Philadelphia Eagles romp to victory at Wembley. Returning late on Sunday evening, we went hunting for food in a country that closes at 10pm on Sundays...God bless late night garages! 
T'ai Chi on Monday morning and a seminar with Mercia Tang Soo Do and Martyn Hubbard, followed by a great late night chat over dinner.
Tuesday, GM managed to grab a little downtime and took a tour of Birmingham and its canals, before another seminar with the ATMA and Mercia, studying Sip Sae. Master Kim Rogers had prepared a beautiful cake to celebrate both GM's birthday and his 50 years in Tang Soo Do, which was shared out after class...if you missed that, you missed a treat! 
Wednesday, we drove down to Cardiff to meet with Master Viv Thomas and Master Sian Hesketh for a black belt grading later that evening in Bridgend. A great performance by the candidates and our Tang Soo Do family spirit shone both at the grading and the dinner afterwards.
Thursday morning, we drove from Cardiff to Heathrow, where GM hopped on a plane to visit with Master Stephane Huguier for a black belt grading and seminar, before returning to the UK on Saturday morning for a seminar covering the dagger forms - lots to remember, but great to feel the old way of the forms.
We rounded off the week on Sunday morning with a small Ti Ji Nae Bu seminar in Meriden, leaving us feeling totally relaxed and refreshed! A nice family meal at Carluccio's in Solihull on the Sunday night and GM flew back to the USA on Monday afternoon.
A packed week, but such a productive week of learning. Even travelling with GM, I learn so much in addition to the physical training. Good company....good times. Thank you for your visit, Sir...Tang Soo! 
(Or should I say, 'Jolly Good! Tally Ho...Toodle Pip...Spot On! 😂😂)

ITO/ATMA International Tournament, Coventry

The tournament on Saturday, 24th November is approaching fast and right now, we have 20 Associations represented! You can find all the details on the Facebook event page, 'ITO & ATMA International Tang Soo Do Championships 2018' - and you can also take a look at the Information page and the Rules page here on the website. Keep those entries coming in - and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS NOVEMBER 16TH...NOT 9TH!!

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If you need to know more, you can contact any of us on the details provided,or call the Chief Instructor, Master Jacqui Fisher, on 07703 345210 or email on jfisher@atmakarate.com

 

It's about the road trips...!
We go to tournaments...we go to seminars...but it's really about the road trip! Lasting friendships are formed, banter is flowing and the giggles never end. This is team building - be part of it...
Find us on Facebook!
If you're a Facebook user, we have our student group - ATMA Students, a closed group, suitable to show to your children, with information and forms videos to help with training. Just send a request to join and we'll set you up. There's also a public page - Laura ATMA Fisher - with information and banter between students!

Latest news....

23. Oct, 2018
Online Store...
I've added the ITO/ATMA Tournament fee to the Online Store
20. Oct, 2018
ITO/ATMA Rules for 24th November...
A full set of rules is available from the sidebar on the front page of the website.
20. Oct, 2018
ITO Entry form...
You can download the entry form from above, within Student Resources, or from the ATMA Student Facebook page. Cheques payable to ATMA Karate - or message for bank details.
20. Oct, 2018
Castle Bromwich class....
Reminder: 2nd hour at Castle Bromwich is now a sparring and tournament prep session. Get on it peeps!
20. Oct, 2018
Nuffield Nuneaton classes...
ATMA - Please note - the 2 hour session at Nuffield Nuneaton will be dedicated to tournament training leading up to the November Tournament. Bring your weapons and sparring equipment.
9. Jan, 2018
2018 Dates so far...
These are the events we've been notified of to date and the current planned grading dates, avoiding public holiday dates! We'll notify you of any additions and changes....

Gup Gradings....
Saturday 10th March
Saturday 9th June
Saturday 15th September
Saturday 15th December

Dan Gradings
Sunday 10th June
Sunday 16th December

Tournaments...
TTF Cardiff - Saturday 28th April
London Black Belt - Saturday 19th May
Mercia TSD Coventry - Sunday 20th May
BTSDI Cambridge - Saturday 7th July
Master Nar's Tournament, Dublin - Saturday 13th October
ITO International - venue to be confirmed - Saturday 24th November

Demos
Saturday 2nd June - Solihull Hospital
Saturday 30th June - Kenilworth Carnival
Sunday 26th August - Kingsbury Fete
Saturday 11th August - Redditch Bandstand

Sword Seminar with Steve Iles - Sunday 30th September
Taiko Drumming Taster Day - Thursday 23rd August

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Lyn Thomas | Reply 20.04.2018 18.01

Hi I just wanted to let Laura know I wont be at the class today. Still getting over the flu.

Bye Lyn

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