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Welcome to The Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon-Do Scotland homepage. At Master Boyle’s family of Tae Kwon-Do school, Head Instructor and Co Owner Master Charles Boyle, 6th degree back belt and Mrs Gillian Boyle, 4th degree black belt has been training adults, teens and children the ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon-Do for over a combined effort of 58 years between experience. Master Boyle is a professionally qualified martial artist with over 34 years. The School runs under the strict guidance of world renowned martial artist, Grandmaster Hee IL Cho, 9th Dan. All club members are licensed members of A.I.M.A.A. (Action International Martial Arts Association) and the British Tae Kwon-Do Council. We hope you thoroughly enjoy looking through our website. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us. You can also contact us via our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishTaekwondoAcademy/   Additional Links: Twitter: @STATKD


Black Belt Grading December 17

                   Master Boyle and Mr Derrick with students whom sat black/belt

On Saturday 2nd December  Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do held its annual black-belt grading at 11a Kerr Hall George Square Greenock and was overseen by Master Charles Boyle 6th degree black-belt and Academy Chief Instructor with Senior Student Mr Ross Derrick 3rd degree assisted on the day.

three students grading for black-belt on the day, but only two students were successful.
All students have been training intensely since January and have also undertaken 3 pre-grading’s in the previous 2 months leading up to the grading, All to prepare themselves for the grueling 4 1/2 hour grading.
Students also had to undertake a teaching schedule to enable them to enter the blackbelt ranks within AIMAA.
The morning started off with a twenty min warm up, leading into all  patterns, basic and advanced line work, sparring then on to pad work, self-defence, 3v’s1 sparring, 2v’s 1 sparring and 2v’s1 self-defence, and then on to breaking boards.
All students were on the floor for about 4 hours with only short breaks from time to time to take on fluids. Students were also tested on their knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do and had to submit a 1000 word essay which was then passed to Grandmaster Hee Il Cho 9th degree and president and founder of AIMAA, who also had the final say on weather or not the students had passed.
 
If you are interested in learning traditional Tae Kwon Do, please contact Master Boyle at his full time studio: Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do, 11a George Square, Greenock, PA15 1PQ
Classes are held from ages 3½ upwards, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Upon your first visit, you will receive a week’s free trial under the tutorage of Master Boyle and his instructors, all who have accumulated over 70 years of experience between them.
in photo from left to right is Jason Harvey, Aiden Bradley, Master Boyle, Thomas Collins, Rebecca Foley and Mr Derrick.
You can visit the webpage at Inverclyde-Taekwondo.com or contact via phone:
Master Boyle ~ 07901828863
Mrs Boyle ~ 07908715883.

Master Boyle & Mr Derrick Sparring Seminar at Blantyre Dec 17

in the photo is students from Greenock, Blyntre and Larkhall.
On Saturday the 9th of December, Inverclyde Cho’s School of Tae Kwon-Do held a sparring seminar in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. The event was lead by Master Charles Boyle, 6th Degree black belt along with one of his senior students Mr Ross Derrek, 3rd degree.
The Seminar was in aid of the Blantyre school of Cho’s Tae Kwon Do after a fire destroyed both their training hall and training equipment last month.
With the festive season in full swing, it was uncertain as to how many students would be able to attend, however a lot of hard work was put in by those who could appear on the day. The day involved strength exercises, stamina and cardio, and was concluded with pad work and combination drills. and would like to thank parents who took there time out to support the event, and the Gough family who’s Cho’s Blyntre Tae Kwon Do club which went on fire.
If you are interested in learning traditional Tae Kwon Do, please contact Master Boyle at his full time studio: Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do, 11a George Square, Greenock, PA15 1PQ
Classes are held from ages 3½ upwards, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Upon your first visit, you will receive a week’s free trial under the tutorage of Master Boyle and his instructors, who have accumulated over 70 years of experience between them.
You can visit the webpage at www.Inverclyde-Taekwondo.com or contact via phone:
Master Boyle ~ 07901828863
Mrs Boyle ~ 07908715883.

Master John Darcy Seminar Oct 17

On Sunday 29th October 12 students from Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon-Do Scotland along with instructors Master & Mrs Boyle traveled to Lark hall Leisure Centre to train with A.I.M.A.A. (Action International Martial Art Association) European director Master John Darcy 7th Degree Black belt and the 3rd highest ranking member under our very own Grandmaster Hee IL Cho 9th Dan and Chief instructor and Founder of A.I.M.A.A.

The seminar was organized by Mr & Mrs. Belgacem from Hamilton, and we would like to thank them for the invite to train with the legend instructor Master John Darcy, Over 140 students took part on the day with some traveling from Aimaa Ireland and Mr Salik Miah and students from Aimaa East Yorkshire England.

The seminar was over two and a half hours and their was students from whit belt to 6th Degree black belt taking part in this great seminar.
Master Darcy covered all aspects of Tae Kwon-Do along with a lot of core workouts, which Master Darcy takes straight from his training himself with Grand Master Hee IL Cho. Master & Mrs. Boyle would like to say well done to all students who traveled to the event from all over Scotland, England and Ireland.
For anyone interested in joining Master Boyle family run Cho’s Tae Kwon Do school with over 76 years experience teaching  all ages the aspects of Tae Kwon Do, come along and try your one free weeks training anytime. or contact Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon-Do log on to www.inverclyde-taekwondo.com, or contact Master Boyle on 07901828863 or Mrs Boyle on 07908715883 or pop into our new training hall at Kerr Hall 11a George Square Greenock PA15 1PQ , any evening from 5pm. Classes are offered to students from the age of 3 ½ and upwards.

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2nd Inter-club Cho’s Tkd Competition 2018

On Saturday 30th September Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Scotland held its 2nd inter-club Competition at it full time studio at 11a George Square Greenock, Master & Mrs Boyle run this family run Tkd school with over 70 years experience between them.

The club hold events like this twice a year so that students can get a taste of competing in patterns and sparring at a lower level before going on to the bigger competitions, 30 students from the club came together to make the day a great event and we would like to thank all of you for taking part on the day, also would like to thank parents and grand parents for coming along to support us all on the day.
A special thanks also goes to senior students Mr Derrick, Mr Cox, Mr Boyle Jnr, Miss McCallum, Mrs Collins and Mr Laird for helping out on the day.
Every student is a winner in our eyes for just standing on the mats and taking the big step to take part. Everyone on the day received a trophy with the winners receiving an extra certificate for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
winning students for Patterns are:
1st: Noah Laverty, Arran Duffy, Robbie Miller, Aileigh Mearns, Adam Engleby, Rebecca Foley, Leah McCallum, Chris Laird and Ross Derrick.
2nd: Max Stein, Riley Windmill, Declan McGhee, Payton McKenzie, Luke Stewart, Aiden Bradley, Logan Boyle, Gillian Collins and Jason Cox.
3rd: Gabriel Broadley, Sophie Duffy, Ryan MacBain, Liam Laughlan, Abigail Pollock, Morgan Connon and Aidan Guiller.
Points Sparring:
1st: Max Stein, Ryan MacBain, Teighan Collins, Leah McCallum, Declan McGhee, Adan Engleby, Logan Boyle and Ross Derrick.
2nd: Sophie Duffy, Noah Laverty, Morgan Connon, Abigail Pollock, Micky Broadley, Aidan Guiller, Thomas Collins and Jason Cox.
3rd: Riley Windmill, Gabriel Braodley, Payton McKenzie, Rebecca Foley, Robbie Miller, Liam Laughlan, Aiden Bradley and Chris Laird.
Continuous Sparring:
1st: Max Stein, Arran Duffy, Teighan Collins,Leah McCallum, Declan McGhee, Adam Engleby, Logan Boyle and Ross Derrick.
2nd: Riley Windmill, Noah Laverty, Morgan Connon, Rebecca Foley, Micky Broadhill, Aidan Guiller, Aiden Bradley and Jason Cox.
3rd: Sophie Duffy, Ryan MacBain, Liam Laughlan, Abigail Pollock, Robbie Miller, Thomas Collins and Chris Laird.
Maser & Mrs Boyle would also like to thank parents Angela Rowe, Craig McCallum, Gillian Bradley and Julie Laughlan for there continued support over the years at these events
Master & Mrs Boyle has there full Time studio Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do at 11a George Square Greenock PA15 1PQ
there is classes for all ages from 3/12 old upwards every Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Come along for your free trial week of classes with our fantastic instructor team who have an amazing 70 years of experience between them.
contact us on inverclyde-taekwondo.com or contact Master Boyle on 07901828863 Mrs Boyle on 07908715883.

A.M.I.A.A Ireland Intentional Camp 2017

On the 25th and 26th August Master Charles Boyle of Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Scotland was invited to travel to Delphi Adventure Resort in Galway Ireland to take part in Aimaa Ireland 1st International Training Camp 2017.

This camp was hosted by Master John Darcy the European International Director of A.I.M.A.A. ( Action International Martial Arts Association ) this event was a huge success, their was clubs from all over Ireland and also Including instructors from Blantyre Scotland.
There was three classes each day teaching all aspect of Tae kwon do from our own Grand-Master Hee Il Cho Founder of A.I.M.A.A. (Action International Martial Arts Association )
there  was a variety of classes from our talented instructor from Ireland and Scotland showing there skills from sparring, self defense, boxing skills, jujitsu, one step and pad work etc which they learned from their instructors and Masters.
Thanking all students and families for supporting this amazing event which will become the start of something great bringing our Tae Kwon Do family together is the main aim of this camp and we hope it will continue for the years to come, getting bigger and strong every year.
Master Darcy thanked all the instructors for all there help over the weekend, and to all instructors from all over Ireland and Scotland who shared their expertise from Masters Byrne, Master Meagher and to Scottish Master Charles Boyle and Scottish instructors Ms.Celia Gough,Ms Kirsty Gough and Ms Kara Gough for traveling to this event. Last but not least, a special thank you Mrs Muiriosa McCarthy and Ms Katrina Kenny for making this amazing weekend happen.
Master & Mrs Boyle has there full Time studio Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do at 11a George Square Greenock PA15 1PQ
there is classes for all ages from 3/12 old upwards every Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Come along for your free trial week of classes with our fantastic instructor team who have an amazing 70 years of experience between them.
contact us on www.inverclyde-taekwondo.com or contact Master Boyle on 07901828863 Mrs Boyle on 07908715883.

2nd A.I.M.A.A. Tkd Championships Scotland

On the Sunday 19th March, Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Scotland held its 2nd Scottish A.I.M.A.A. Open Tae Kwon Do Championships hosted by Master & Mrs Boyle at lady Octavia Sport Centre Greenock.

Again we had great support from friends Master & Mrs Kallkut & Mr & Mrs Hall W.M.S.T. Tkd in Mr Salik Miah from West Yorkshire England.
And from our A.I.M.A.A. (Action International Martial Arts Association) Scotland family Mr Belgacem Larkhall & Hamilton, Mr Walker Lochend, Miss Kirsty Gough Blantyre.
also T.A.G.B. Scotland Clubs Miss Kirsty Izat from Uddingstone, Mr Joe Hoey T.A.G.B. Jayson & Daryn Duncan Hamilton T.A.G.B. Mr Stevie Lee from Johnston Tkd and Mr Ross Fisher from Icon Tkd From Fife. 

The yearly event seen 160 competitors take to the floor from all over the UK, in the disciplines of Patterns, Point Sparring and Continuous Sparring over 70 division.

Our local students also managed to hold on to a massive 8 Scottish titles on the day, with another 13 silvers and 7 bronze, collecting a total of 28 medals on the day.

Patterns winners were:
1st Place Winners: Gavin Patton.
2nd Place Winners: Scott Quartieri, Brian Lynch, Ross Derrick.
3rd Place Winners: Gillian Collins, Sam Cox. 

Points Sparring Winners were:
1st Place: Declan McGhee,Connor King, Ross Derrick.
2nd Place: Teighan Collins,Owen Harvey,Leah McCallum,Dylan Lappin, Sam Cox, Brian Lynch.
3rd Place: Robbie Cumming, Mitchell Morris, Gavin Patton, Jason Cox.

Continuous Sparring Winners were:
1st Place: Declan McGhee,Leah McCallum,Connor King,Ross Derrick,
2nd Place: Owen Harvey, Scott Quartieri,Sam Cox, Brian Lynch,
3rd Place: Gavin Patton,

A special thanks goes to Mrs Rowe,Mrs Laughlan,Miss Fyfe, Mr McCallum, and parents Mr McIntyre and Mr Campbell for there Van to take our Gear up to Lady Octavia Sport Centre and senior black belts Ross Derrick, Louis Rowe and other Black belt students for helping out on the day.
And all our Instructors whom help out during the day refereeing etc the competition couldn’t run smoothly without your help folks.

Master and Mrs Boyle would like to thank everyone who took part and helped out at this great event. Win or loose on the day you all done fantastic.
in photo is some student whom competed on the day some students couldn’t make photo.
For anyone interested in joining Cho’s Tae Kwon-Do log on to www.inverclyde-taekwondo.com, or contact Master Boyle on 07901828863 or Mrs Boyle on 07908715883 or pop into our new training hall at 11a Clarence St Greenock next door to Crawfurds Car Centre, any evening from 5pm. Classes are offered to students from the age of 3 ½ and upwards.
Master & Mrs Boyle would like to thank our Sponsor Crawfurds Car Centre Greenock for there continue support.

Holiday Message From the AIMAA President

 

A holiday Message from Grand Master Cho:

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Master Darcy Seminar 20th Nov 16

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On Sunday 20th November 11 students from Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon-Do Scotland along with instructors Master & Mrs Boyle traveled to Hamilton  to train with A.I.M.A.A. (Action International Martial Art Association) European director Master John Darcy 7th Degree Black belt and the 3rd highest ranking member under our very own Grand Master Hee IL Cho 9th Dan and Cheif instructor and Founder of A.I.M.A.A.

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A.I.M.A.A. Dublin Black Belt Grading – 22nd Oct 2016

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  (Left to right; Master Boyle, 6th dan, Mrs Boyle, 4th Dan, Master Meagher, 6th Dan, Master Darcy, 7th Dan and Master Byrne, 7th Dan)
 
On Saturday the 22nd October Mrs Gillian Boyle, senior student of Inverclyde Cho’s Tae Kwon-Do Scotland, traveled to Dublin to grade for 4th degree black belt and the title of International Instructor, under  A.I.M.A.A. (Action International Martial Arts Association) panel of Masters; European director Master John Darcy 7th Dan, Irish regional director Master Peter Byrne 7th Dan and Scottish Master Charles Boyle 6th Dan.
 

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UTI Welsh Open 2016

 

 
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This October, we made our way to Wales for the 2016 United Tae Kwon-Do International open

Seven students took to the floor and returned with an impressive haul of 10 medals.

Below are some pictures from the Day. It was good to meet up with friends and compete against some great fighters. Overall, we managed to secure 3x 1st place, 4x 2nd place and 3x 3rd place. A great effort from everyone, you’ve done us proud. ~ Master Boyle. We’d like to thank our sponsors at Crawfuds Car Centre, Greenock for their continuous support as well as Arc Vehicle rental for supping the transport.