Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Rainbow Grade Sparring


Here's a look at some of our youngest students who love sparring.
These kids are aged between 4 years and 7 years old.
World Champions in the making.
Gotta call this video "NO PAIN"..."brilliant"


Sorry folks, all classes are now cancelled for the rest of the week but hopefully our Saturday morning class in Whitfield will go ahead. I'll keep you posted. We're still stranded in this village. Send a Red X parcel please. Biscuits n sweets will do....Jaffa cakes, yum.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Class cancelled

Sorry folks but due to the inclement weather the Tuesday evening class in Lochee, 30th November, has been cancelled, ie. too much sna. I'll let you know if other classes are being cancelled. Look oot the windie n if there's cauld white stuff falling from th skeh n th roads r a slippery jist bide in n dae star jumps.

Keep an ear out on Wave 102 and Radio Tay as they're gonna announce Club cancellations on the air.

Not everyone sees or receives the blog so tell anyone you can think of and ....OH!!!!!! remember and support Miss Kanes Tabletop Sale on Saturday...thanks.

Keep cosy...Mr.C

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Gradings Reminder

Gradings Reminder

Hope you're all remembering that the Menzieshill Club Grading is on Wednesday 8th December and all the other Clubs are Grading in Lochee on the 9th. Make sure your licences are in date please.

ps.....gonna support Miss Kanes Tabletop Sale pleeeeeeeeez. Thanks.

Tabletop Sale

TABLETOP SALE...proceeds going to the 8th World Championship 2011 fund.

Saturday 4th December, BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee...10am until 2.00pm.

Come one come all to Miss Kanes fabulous TABLETOP SALE.

You can hire a table for only £7.00p and sell your own stuff.

We have lots n lots n lots of lovely stuff for sale, nice Christmas Presents.

Come along and find a bargain.

There's a Tombola, Sweet Trail, Cake n Candy Stall....and much much more.

Don't be shy, bring all your friends, tell everyone you can.
ps.....nice stance Miss Kane xx

Blackbelt League Awards 2010

Blackbelt League Awards

Congratulations to Unity Kane, Nicole Dowdles, Gill Hutcheson, Jonathan Cochrane, John Crosby and Reece Hershaw who all received their trophies for their prowess when competing in 2010's hard fought Blackbelt Leagues. Fantastic effort from you all. Very proud of you.

Student of the Year

Congratulations to Louise Burry, Jonathan Cochrane and Reece Hershaw who were awarded Student of the Year Trophies for their endeavours in 2010. Brilliant effort from you all. Same again next year kids.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Cancellation of the First Aid Course


Sorry folks but due to circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel Saturdays First Aid Course.

This Course will be rescheduled for early in the New Year.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas Dance 2010


Dance the night away to the fabulous Joes Band after a super buffet meal and the presentation of the Blackbelt League and Student of the Year Trophies. All are welcome, Students, Mums, Dads, Grannies n Grandads, Aunts n Uncles, Cousins, Friends but I need names n numbers so we can get transport sorted out asap.

Venue...Bay Hotel, Pettycur Bay, Fife.

Cost is £11.00p for 14 and above.
£6.00p for 13 and under.

ASC Destroyer-Destruction Competition.


Two competitions on the same day commencing at 1.00pm in the Parish Church Hall, Burntisland on 21st November, yes this Sunday folks.

First Aid Course


Hello all. This is a reminder that the First Aid Course will be held on Saturday 20th in the BB Hall, Bright Street, Dundee commencing at 09.00am, the cost is £70.00p. If you need directions to the Hall or want information about the Course please contact me on 01382-350572, 07989868605, g.cahill@btinternet.com


Our best wishes go to our two students who sat and passed their Blackbelt Gradings on Saturday 13th. Gill Hutcheson passed her 1-4 National Blackbelt Grading and Reece Hershaw successfully negotiated his way through a really hard International Grading and has been promoted to 1st Dan Blackbelt. Our congratulations go to them both.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Colour Belt Gradings

The last Colour Belt Gradings of 2010 will be held as follows...

Menzieshill Club...Community Centre, Menzieshill on the 8th December from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

All other Clubs...BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee on the 9th of December commencing at 6.00pm....there will be a normal training session held before the Grading for all students commencing at 4.30pm....bring a packed lunch if you wish....I like Jaffa Cakes.

All students should Grade unless you have been advised not to by Mr. Cahill.
Please check that your Licence is in date.
New students should apply now, thanks.

The cost is £30.00p and all students who are Yellow Belt and above should have at least a Headguard and Gumshield. Please see Mr. Cahill or Miss Kane regarding purchasing softgear. You should not buy softgear independently outwith the Club as your Insurance Premium will be increased by the Insurance Company. Only softgear which is safety approved can be worn. This is for all our safety when training, sparring, special techniques etc.

Christmas Dance 2010

This years Christmas Dance which amalgamates the Blackbelt League Presentation and the Student of the Year Awards will be held on 26th November in the Bay Hotel, Pettycur Bay, Fife.

Don't miss this Dance it is fabulous and a great chance to meet up and have a great time with all your friends from all over our GTF Family. You can dance the night away to Joes Band.

See Mr. Cahill or Miss Kane for tickets as soon as possible please....no, you're right it's a meringue, I didn't have a snowball.

Cost is as follows...14 years and above £11.00p...below 13 years £6.00p.

First Aid Course

The next First Aid Course will be held on the 20th of November in the BB Hall, Bright Street, Lochee, Dundee from 09.00am to 4.30pm.

The cost will be £70.00p and all Instructors and Assistant Instructors who haven't attended this Course should attend this one. The First Aid Course is however open to anyone who wishes to attend.

The Course will be divided into two parts.

Morning...theory which will be slanted towards aspects of Sports Injury.

Afternoon...practical work including CPR, bandaging, splinting, wound care etc.

Please see myself or Mr. Cunningham for any further details.

Blackbelt Grading and Seminar

The Blackbelt Grading and Seminar will be held in the Parish Church Hall, Burntisland, on the 13th November, 09.00 for 09.30.

Seminar...all those Grading must attend.

The cost is £45.00p.

National Gradings...those going for National Gradings in the afternoon will now be Graded free of charge.

International Gradings...those doing their International Grading should have all paperwork completed beforehand if possible. Two passport photographs and fees to be brought on the day.

Lets make this the very best Grading we can for us all.