International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was on 8 March. HM Revenue & Customs celebrated this with a series of events around the Department.
One of the events took place on 5 March in Belfast and was aimed at both men and women, featuring talks from inspirational people from HMRC – and other external organisations – as well as discussion groups and workshops.
Ruth Owen, from HMRC’s Executive Committee said: “These events celebrate successful women in the workplace as well as highlighting the challenges women have faced and overcome.”
As part of the event Chung Do Kwan NI were proud to be invited to present a number of Personal Safety demonstrations on the day. These were short sessions aimed at giving some advice and few tips for self-defence, rather than giving instruction in Martial Arts!
We were also pleased to receive positive feedback, some of which is included below.

image: David and Maurice presenting

Maurice Girvan and David Jones presenting to HMRC staff.

•  ”The demonstration itself was professional and very well-received”
•  ”I loved the personal safety demonstrations by Chung Do Kwan, got some top tips which I’ll hopefully not have to use!”
•  ”Not sure I can put into practice biting off an attacker’s ear, but needs must I suppose!”
•  ”I found the self-defence demonstration very helpful and interesting! Thank you!”

images: Maurice attacking Davy

Maurice attacking Davy, just before regretting it!

Gradings – December 2014

Congratulations to everyone who passed their grading this December. Certificates will be issued in the new year when they come back from London.

Competition Success

Competing at the Irish National Taekwondo Championships in Dublin on 29 november 2014 Enya Robinson and Robert McGreevy both got to the finals, each winning a Silver medal. Well done!

Silver Clubmark

Having received our Bronze clubmark award last year Chung Do Kwan NI are proud to announce our Silver Clubmark award.

The Belfast Clubmark accreditation identifies and develop clubs that contribute to sports development. Belfast City Council assess and accredit clubs who display best practice in:
•management
•coaching and competition, and
•safety.

You can find out more about clubmark here Belfast City Council – Clubmark

Gradings

Gradings will be taking place this Saturday 1st March at Avoneil starting at 10am