Hi! My name is Gordon White, I run the Blue Wave Taekwondo branch in Burlington Vermont. If you are interested in The Blue Wave Taekwondo Schools, please visit our Web site: The Blue Wave Taekwondo Association

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Team Trials, Testing and a Wedding

Congratulations to my student Christian Centonze for winning the AAU Team Trials and becoming the fly weight team member for the 14 - 17 year old 2008 National Team. Christian had 5 matches to claim the spot. I could not attend the trials myself, so he was coached by his blue wave teammate Todd Sayles, who did an awesome job helping Christian through the day. Nice Work you guys!

We have started the new Schedule in Burlington this week. I enjoyed the 90 minute class on Monday, I think most of the students did as well.

Grandmaster Lee is here! He arrived September 7th, spent a week with Master Anthony at the Blue Wave School in Beverly MA, and is now in at the Sanford Maine Location. I pick him up this Saturday at Dartmouth College where we will be having a Seminar and High Dan Testing. Speaking of the High Dan testing, Good Luck to all the Candidates who will be testing this Saturday!

For Fourth Dan: John Kwiatek, John Scoglio, Brian Anton, Steve Hopkins Sandra Elliott

For Fifth Dan: Joe Anastasi, Milly Rhoades

For Sixth Dan: Mark Rathbun Delbert Reed

Some other things - congratulations to Joe and Amy Anastasi on their recent Wedding! For those that don't know, Joe is a member of the Beverly Blue Wave gym, and was my best man.(10 years ago!)

I was honored to be asked to conduct the ceremony. After applying for a JOP license in Massachusetts's I was allowed to do deliver the ceremony that Joe wrote. We had a GREAT time! Congratulations you guys!

upcoming topics...
  • Pictures and report on the testing and seminar this Saturday
  • Grandmaster Lee's visit and classes
  • A video demonstration of some of the concepts covered during the sparring section of the Kukkiwon Instructors course.


Patrick Parker said...

Hey, Gordon. I enjoy your blog tremendously. Especially the technique video footage over ther on the right side. I have linked to your blog in my latest Promote Three blog


Keep up the excellent work!

Gordon White said...

Thanks a lot Patrick! I have been really busy lately and not been able to update the Blog as much as I would like, but i will do my best to keep the content coming.

best regards,