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October Taekwondo News

New Class! Little Echidnas, 3:30pm, Fridays

Starts this Friday, 31 October! Book in to secure your child’s place.

Do you have a 3 year old or a young child with special needs who would like to try Taekwondo? Do they like to run, jump and kick? Do they like to have fun trying out new activities, games and equipment? Taekwondo Ipswich has just started a special Taekwondo inspired program for them! Mr Donaldson will be joined by Assistant Instructor, Felicity, who will take this class alongside our beginner students on a Friday at 3:30pm (1 hour class).

If you are interested or know someone who might be, please have them contact Kevin Donaldson on 0429 609 180 as soon as possible to book in (mornings are the best time to call, otherwise leave a message). The next Little Echidnas class will be on Friday, 7 November, 2014. We are keeping numbers small while we develop the program. We hope your little one can be part of it!

Your child’s first lesson is free. You will need to arrive early and fill out a PCYC membership form (even though your membership payment isn’t due at this lesson). PCYC Ipswich offers a trial membership for new members to give their classes a go before purchasing a PCYC membership.

The cost of classes for Little Echidnas will be the same as other classes. Passes will be available if you pay upfront for the remainder of the term (which will work out to be $8/class). Casual price is $11/class. Please discuss available passes with the front office staff as you come in.

Students wear a t-shirt and shorts (or long pants) and bring a water bottle. PCYC Ipswich t-shirts are also available for sale for $2 at the front office.

If your child is 4 years old already, they can go straight into beginner classes, which are offered several times a week in our TKD class timetable.

PCYC Ipswich is located at 1c Griffith Road, Eastern Heights (opposite Ipswich Central State School).


Students of the Month – September


Congratulations to Ben T for your great teamwork and for motivating the other students!

Congratulations to Ryder for your great effort and performance at training and your leadership when offering to help out with other classes!


Congratulations to Leanne for your dedication and for becoming an excellent instructor!  Also for improving your technical skills and performing to a high standard!

Special mentions go to:

Mackenzie G for your “go get ‘em” attitude to training!

Andy C for your focus on learning to becoming a great coach while still improving your own skills and techniques!

Congratulations and well done everyone! Keep up the great work!


TKD Date Claimers

  • Fundraising BBQSunday 9th November 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • No ClassesThur 13th, Fri 14th and Sat 15th November
  • Master Tan GradingSunday 23rd November
  • TKD End of Year Get TogetherSunday 30th November


Sponsors & Support

We would like to thank East Coast Rubber for their generous $500 donation to our Club!  Thanks also to Mark and his family for helping make this happen.

We would also like to thank Ipswich Subway for continuing to donate Subs at our grading days, 1/78 Brisbane St, Ipswich. Thank you Liz for organising this for us!

Other great businesses supporting our Club in other ways include: Dale’s Mobile Computer Repairs & Service Centre Ph:  3503 6776

Bachmann Robinson Accountants Ph:  3810 1000


Calling All Students!!

Master Tan Grading – Sunday 23rd November

9:30 am Start Time

Grading Fee $65

 The clock is ticking if you want to take part in the November Grading.

We don’t want anyone to miss out so, please speak to Mr Donaldson ASAP so he is able to book a place for you at Grading and to ensure we have numbers.  This needs to be finalised by Monday 3rd November.

If you would like a Student Assessment sheet to assist you in your preparation, please let Mr Donaldson know.

This is your final chance for the year to upgrade that belt! So get in quick!

Please remember Mr Donaldson can only put students who are ready in front of Master Tan for Grading, so keep up the practise!


Can you help us out on Grading Day?

We are looking for helpers to make Cupcakes or sell drinks, cakes and raffle tickets on the day.  We also still need a donation for 3rd prize for our raffle.

If you can help with any of these things, please let Kevin know or email Nancy and Natasha at:

We have already had many kind donations and would like to say Thanks to Ipswich Subway, who are once again donating Subs for lunch. Thanks to Desley for donating a jar of sweets so we can have a ‘lolly guess’ competition! Other donations include:  5 movie tickets for Limelight Cinemas, and a picture frame full of Scratch-it’s from Booval Newsagency at 38 South Station Road (organised by the Christoffels).


Little Dragons Grading – Saturday 13th December

Little Dragon

11:30 am Start Time

Grading Fee $35

Is your son or daughter just starting out on their TKD adventure, or maybe they have been working hard this year but are not quite ready to take the yellow belt plunge? Then Little Dragons is just what you need!

If your child is between 4 – 7 years of age, all they need is a clean, ironed uniform and the enthusiasm to do their best to be a part of the Little Dragons Grading event!

At the end of the grading they will receive a Little Dragons grading belt and a medal.

The Little Dragons grading is a great way to build their confidence and celebrate all their hard work.

Please see Mr Donaldson to secure your Little Dragon a place.


Fundraising Update – WOW!           


Thank you to everyone for being so supportive with our fundraising endeavours and Natasha leading our fundraising program!

McDonalds Booval let us know that we made $138 from the in-store sales at our Family Fun Night. With the money raised from the raffle, this makes $269 for the night, which is pretty good for just turning up! Thanks again for supporting us on the night. A good time was had by all!

All 51 Cadbury chocolate boxes were taken and 42 of them have been returned fully sold. We are following up with a few people to get their now outstanding chocolate money. We will be very close to making $1200 – from this initiative which will go towards equipment, assisting (in part) senior students to become accredited instructors and supporting some families (in part) who do not grade because of the costs.

Congratulations to Leanne for winning the $50 Myer voucher kindly donated by the Gibson family and to the Holden family for winning the Fun Ball Pack kindly donated by the Moore family! Enjoy guys!


Helping them achieve their very best!


During classes both Students and Teachers are working hard and their focus is essential to their success.   Out of respect for Students and Teachers, we ask that you please refrain from talking to students while they are on the mat.

While it may seem like just a word of encouragement or prompt to remind your own child to do the right thing, it can be very distracting to all students and teachers.

Your understanding and support with this is appreciated!


No Classes on the following Dates

no classes

  • Monday 10th November – no classes
  • Thursday 13th November – no classes
  • Friday classes on 14th November will be on as usual, except for ‘Little Echidnas’ (our new program for 3 yr olds)
  • Saturday 15th November – no classes

Mr Donaldson is working security during the G20 and will be unable to run classes on these dates.

You are welcome to attend additional classes either before or after these dates in Term 4 to use up your passes. No need to book, just turn up.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Fundraising BBQ @ Woolies Yamanto – Sunday 9th November

A big thanks to Natasha and Shane who have offered to organise our upcoming BBQ at Woolworths.

Everything is done; all we need now are some volunteers to help out on the day by doing a 1 or 2 hour shift between 9:30am – 2:30pm.  If you can help us out with this, please let us know at:

Funds raised will support a number of fundraising causes in our Club including End of Year Trophies and supporting our students and coach who are going to Adelaide in December for Nationals!


2014 Commonwealth Players Tournament Results

  •  Ryder won 2 Gold medals (1 in his weight division & 1 in the weight level above)
  • Abigail won Gold in her fight and Silver in Poomse
  • Taz won silver (against a black belt 1st Dan who was much heavier! Taz was also injured but is ok!)
  • Linsey was unable to finish her fight due to injury but is ok!
  • Liz didn’t fight as there were no other fighters in her level.

Thanks to Mr Donaldson for all his support and hard work with the students in getting them prepared for the fights and to Grand Master Michael Tan for coaching the students on the day!  Thanks also to Scott for his support on the day, Liz for photos, Blaine for being our results reporter and all family and friends!

Well done everyone, we are proud of you!



Please remember to bring shoes to class. You never know when Mr Donaldson will take the students onto the oval as part of their TKD training.


Save the Date – Sunday, 30th November

TKD reindeer

Whew! It’s been a busy year with so many great successes! So we thought it was time to kick back and celebrate with a little Christmas cheer.

We would love everyone to join us at Leichhardt Park (1A Old Toowoomba Rd, One Mile) on Sunday 30th November from 9:30am.  There is a fully fenced playground with two large shelters and another area with play equipment plus an oval for a game of touch footy!

Please bring a plate of Christmas goodies to share and celebrate with us!


What’s that you say, you want more…..

Please check our Facebook page for other updates over the last month, including the new equipment Mr Donaldson has purchased for our Club with our fundraising money and some photos from the last Little Dragons Grading and Pattern Competition. (public site, you do not need to be part of Facebook to view this site)


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