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ITF World championships

on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in HSTS Squad , HSTS News, UTA News, UKITF News, ITF News

ITF World championships

I would like to congratulate the HSTS competitors going to the ITF world championships this summer in Argentina. 

I am very proud of what you have achieved already and hope you can fulfill your dreams of becoming a world champion.


Master Horan

Hitchin Tkd club 30th year celebration 1987-2017

on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Posted in HSTS News

Hitchin Tkd club 30th year celebration 1987-2017


This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Hitchin Tkd club. To celebrate this Master Horan invited his Instructor GrandMaster Nicholls to conduct a 3 hour training session at the hitchin dojang on the 18th November 2017.

The idea was to look at the last 30 years of teaching and training methods, touching on past training ideas and training like the old days. It started with an introduction about the change in teaching methods and how in the early years Taekwon-Do was practiced by a certain group of people, being mainly young male students.

GrandMaster Nicholls then went on to teach a typical warm up from 30-46 years ago, the funny thing though is as all the students participating were black belts they really enjoyed it and gave the impression they would like this all the time. This lasted for an hour or so which again was typical for then, he then went on to pushing fundamentals hard and in a repetitive manner until the students could be confident in the practice of technique. With this idea of power and forceful delivery of each technique chon-ji, dan-gun and do-san were performed over and over until a real understanding of delivery and application was understood.

The next item was kicking, how to deliver a strong and decisive side kick and turning kick, looking at the different idea of technique from then and now. The interesting aspect was how the two, the old and new complimented each other in performing a better technique with power and accuracy.

The three hours went by so fast but the students probably couldn’t have done any more as they put so much effort and enthusiasm into every part of the training. GrandMaster Nicholls concluded with an informative speech about how times have changed in the last 30 years and shared some of his memories of when he was training in his early years 46 years ago. Great stories.

The day was concluded with a senior dan grading in the afternoon and congratulations to Mrs Gloria Williams who was promoted 6th Dan, Mr Mike Owen who was promoted to 6th Dan, and Mrs Kirsty Owen who was promoted to 5th Dan. Well done all.

The evening was spent at the local Chinese restaurant in the centre of Hitchin with a lovely meal and a chance to chat and catch up on the days training.


UKITF UK champions and medalists 2018

on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in HSTS Squad , HSTS News, UKITF News

UKITF UK champions and medalists 2018

Well done to all HSTS squad members who attended the UKITF finals day and became UK champion, silver and bronze medalists. 

Great achievement.


UTA World Championships Report

on Saturday, 03 September 2016. Posted in HSTS Squad , HSTS News, UTA News, UKITF News, ITF News

UTA World Championships Report

On Monday 25th July 2016, after months of hard training and preparation, seven members of the UTA Squad and two accompanying UTA coaches made their way to the ITF World Championships in Brighton.

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