Bradford, VT Blue Wave

Bradford Blue Wave Taekwondo has existed in Bradford since the early 1990s. It is currently located at 210 Main St., in Bradford, affording better visibility and access to the public. The business was reorganized in 2010 as Bradford Taekwondo Club, Inc. (BTCI) a mutual benefit, non-profit corporation. BTCI remains a charter member of the Blue Wave Taekwondo Association and is one of eleven member schools. This family oriented Dojang teaches classic Kukkiwon style Taekwondo with Olympic style sparring. BTCI presently has 50 students ranging in age from 5 to 67 years old.

"We encourage Taekwondo as a family activity, although we have a number of single individuals," head instructor Master Tom Elliott said. "We consider discipline and respect whether at the gym, in the community and at home as core values. Our goal is also to teach Kukkiwon Taekwondo in a way that is both serious and enjoyable. We want students of all ages and ranks to have fun, enjoy and learn our art."

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Master Martin Emerson

 

Master Martin Emerson, 6th Dan – Head Instructor. Master Emerson began his Taekwondo training the fall of 1994. He received his 6th Dan master rank in March of 2017. He is a certified Master Instructor having completed the International Master Instructors Certification Course in Korea in 2007. Master Emerson assumed the role of head instructor in September of 2017. Master Kline is Master Emerson’s instructor.

 

BTCI has a depth of master level instructors not seen in many Taekwondo schools:

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Master Tom Elliot

Master Tom Elliott, 6th Dan - Master Rank Instructor. Master Elliott began his Taekwondo training in October of 1995 with his wife and two sons. In May of 2010 he completed the International Master Instructor’s Certification Course in Herndon Virginia. In August of 2017 he successfully tested for his 6th Dan, Master Rank. Master Elliott assumed the role of head instructor in October of 2010 when his instructor, former head instructor Master Bob Kline, decided to step back from day to day operation of the school. In September 2017, he passed on the responsibilities of the head instructor to Master Emerson.

 

Instructor Master Martin Emerson
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 802-222-5542
Gym Address 210 Main St
Bradford, VT 05033

 

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Master Bob Kline

 

Master Bob Kline, 6th Dan – Former head instructor at Bradford. Master Kline remains active in class training and instruction. Master Kline received is 6th Dan in March of 2015. He is a certified Master Instructor having completed the International Master Instructors Certification Course in Korea in 2007. Master Kline is Master Tom Elliott’s instructor.

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Master Sandra Elliot

 

Master Sandra Elliott, 6th Dan– Master Rank Instructor. Master Elliott received her 6th Dan Master rank in August of 2017. She completed the International Master Instructor’s Certification Course in Herndon Virginia in May of 2010. Master Elliott instructs regularly. Master Elliott’s instructor is Master Tom Robinson who is also Master Kline’s instructor.

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Master Lisa Fearon

 

Master Lisa Fearon, 5th Dan – Master Rank Instructor. Master Fearon started her Taekwondo training in 2001 at Dartmouth College and became affiliated with the Blue Wave Taekwondo Association in 2002. Master Fearon is a certified Master Instructor having completed the International Master Instructor’s Certification Course in Herndon Virginia in May of 2010. In March 2018 she tested for her 5th Dan Master Rank. Master Linda Smith-Blais is Master Fearon's instructor.

Bradford also has several 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Dans that assist regularly by leading small segments or working with small groups of students.

DayTimeClassDescription
Monday 6:30 - 7:30 Mix Class  All ages Yellow and Green Belts
Tuesday  5:00 - 5:45 Beginners Class Age 6 - 8, White - High Yellow Belt
Tuesday  6:00 - 7:00 Beginners Class Age 6 and up, White - High Yellow Belt
Tuesday  7:00 - 8:00 Upper Ranks Class All ages, Green Belt and up
Wednesday  5:00 - 5:50 Aerobics/Conditioning ClassAdults
Wednesday  6:00 - 7:00 Intro to Sparring /Family Class All ages, High White Belt and up
Wednesday  7:00 - 8:00 PoomseAll ages, Yellow Belt and up
Thursday 5:00 - 5:45 Beginners Class Age 6 - 8, White - High Yellow Belt
Thursday  6:00 - 7:00 Beginners ClassAge 6 and up, White - High Yellow Belt
Thursday  7:00 - 8:00 Upper RanksAll ages, Green Belt and up
Friday  6:30 - 8:30  Fight night sparring 1st Friday night of the month
Friday  6:30 - 7:30  Black Belt Workout2nd & 4th Friday