2018 News

NECC FUNDS NEW DEFIBRILATOR

Following the 2018 North East Challenge Cup, a Defibrilator was purchased for Boydell Blackbelt Academies new facility in Laurencekirk.  This ensures both MWBA and BBA have a defibrilator on their premises.  The defibrilator was presented at the NTA Blackbelt Exam in September.

 

MASTER CHESTERMAN VISITS MWBA

Master Chesterman VII celebrates 50 years in Taekwon-Do this year and was presented with a commemorative plaque on his visit to Aberdeen.  Unfortunately his flight was cancelled due to bad weather when travelling to our Awards Night in March so he paid us a visit in July instead.  Master Chesterman gave our Junior and Senior students some training during his visit which they thoroughly enjoyed.

ACTIVE SCHOOLS VISIT

Master Wallace, Mrs Wallace and Miss Craig visited Ferryhill Primary School in July after being invited to take some classes during Active Schools week.  This was a lot of fun with 6 classes over 2 afternoons for a range of age groups who were very enthusiastic!!

ZAUGG FAMILY RELOCATION

We were very sad to say farewell to the Zaugg Family who have all trained with us continuously for 3 years.

The family have trained continuously and have supported all events and competitions in this time.  They have all received awards through their time with us and have won a large number of medals also!!  We are all very sad to see them go but hope that they will keep in touch and come back to train with us whenever they are in Aberdeen.

MWBA KICKIN KIDS COMPETITION - May 

This years competition was held on Sunday 27th May with 29 students participating.
It was a great afternoon with many fantastic displays and lots of effort.  Great job everyone!!
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GMS CHAMPIONSHIPS - May

Following on from Saturday's event, four students stayed over to compete at the GMS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS XIX which was held on Sunday 20th May in Glasgow.  They returned with a total of 6 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze.

 

GOODWILL CHAMPIONSHIPS - May

The Goodwill Championships were held on Saturday 19th May in Wishaw Sports Centre, Wishaw.  Twelve students travelled to attend along with Master Wallace (VIP), Mrs Wallace (Umpire), Miss Humphries (Competitor/Umpire).  A great day was had by them all as they returned with a fantastic medal haul between them of 9 Gold, 10 Silver & 10 Bronze. 

   

NTA UMPIRE COURSE - May

This years umpire course was held on Saturday 12th May in Aberdeen (MWBA).  It was hosted by Master Wallace and Mr Boydell with 39 in attendance.

 

STA CHAMPIONSHIPS - April

Seven students travelled to attend the tournament in Armadale on 29th April.  They returned with
5 Gold, 2 Silver & 2 Bronze. 
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A SAD LOSS FOR OUR ACADEMY
Mr Gordon Baxter 1st Degree (1973-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of a dear member of our Taekwon-Do family and Blackbelt Academy.  Mr Gordon Baxter 1st Degree, died suddenly on 26th February. 

Mr Baxter had trained at our academy for over 11 years and will be greatly missed by us all.   In a very moving and personal service we learned so much about the private life of our quiet, humble colleague and how he lived life to the full with his family and friends. With a lasting memory of his blackbelt draped across his resting place, the sad reality took hold that we would no longer enjoy the company of the man who once tied that belt around his waist.

Even knowing he had some problems with his health he made every drill and every class count and wanted so much to take the next step to 2nd degree. He would give everything to have the opportunity you still have in wearing the dobok and going home to your family. 

Alas Gordon can no longer enjoy that feeling therefore none of us should take that opportunity for granted.

Integrity is doing what's right when nobody is watching.  Who knew that for some time Gordon was training early in the morning, in wintry conditions, many times a week with his training partner. Their goal was simply to get fitter and compete at this years NECC. There was no fuss or announcement made, they just knew whatever was needed had to get done. Therefore actions rather than words was the example given. Gordon showed us if you want it badly enough you will find a way.

So whilst contemplating the next stage of your own journey, think of Gordon and the steps he took to move forward in his own path. No matter how busy you may think you are, pull your belt tighter around your waist, stand taller and whatever your short comings are - get it done.

We will miss him greatly.
Master and Mrs Wallace

15th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - March

This years Awards Night was held on Saturday 3rd March.  Our venue was changed at the last minute due to our hotel letting us down and numbers were relatively low at 120 this year, but it was a great night as always!!More>>

  

 

MID-TERM CAMP - February

A mid-term camp was held on Wednesday 14th February for one day only.  This was a popular camp with plenty of games, training and stripes and badges being gained.  Our next camps will be held during the school summer holidays.

 

 

ITF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - February

This years competition was held over 2 days (17th & 18th February) in the Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell.  MWBA won third place overall this year which was a great achievement with only 22 students attending.  Master Wallace pictured below with Grand Master McCallum IX being presented with the trophy.

 

 

 

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