Public Demonstration by Taekwondo at 2019 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Multi-sport Rally
6 April 2019
WHITE HALL, ST. PETER, Barbados - The Taekwondo Association of Barbados performed a live public demonstration during the community outreach 2019 IDSDP Multi-sport rally hosted by the Barbados Olympic Association. Those present included various Sports Officials, community leaders, athletes and residents, and they witnessed performances of Poomsaes, Self-defense, and Kyorugi. There were also drill demonstrations of various Taekwondo techniques and some of the youth on hand had an opportunity to try performing some of the drills.
3rd Annual "Get Ya Feet Wet" Competition Kicks Off 2019 Activities
10 Feb 2019
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The 3rd Annual "Get Ya Feet Wet" Competition lived up to its name as the National Association kicked off its 2019 calendar of events with a well-contested event. Athletes showed keen edge and high spirits as they returned to competitive action following the Christmas Holidays.
There were also a number of new faces and players making their Kyorugi debuts. There was even a Guest Official as Master Zach Miner from Iowa, USA shared in Referee duties. He also paired with our newest Female Cadet 1st Poom, Liana Best-Smith of Williams' Taekwondo Dojang in a dual synchronized exhibition of the Koreo Poomsae which brought warm applause from those on hand. Also performed was the rare mass rendition of the Il Jang Poomsae, as all competitors, referees, judges and officals donned their Doboks and stepped onto the mat to perform the Poomsae in unison to the delight of all in attendance.
After the medal ceremony President Turton congratulated the athletes on their great work. He also highlighted the efforts of the Executive, Events and Referees Committees, encouraging all to maintain excellence. A representative from Azure Gourmet Skin Care products was also on hand as the company donated an Apple Monitor/ Screen for display of scores during the Association's Taekwondo Activities. We thanked Mr. Burnett for the donation and encouraged him to continue the pursuit of excellence as Taekwondo is about the journey and way of life which extends beyond the mat, Dojang and competition.
Female Cadet 1st Poom Amongst those promoted at Williams' Taekwondo Dojang Grading
14 December 2018
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Congratulations is extended to students from the Williams Taekwondo Dojang on their recent promotions following successful grading at the Club on 14 December 2018. Amongst those being promoted was Liana Best-Smith who became the Association's newest female Cadet 1st Poom (Black Belt). Other successful examinees earned promotions to the ranks of Red Belt, Blue Belt and Green Belt. Students and Instructor alike are once again congratulated and encouraged to continue their excellent work!