New Century Taekwon-Do

TKD News:     Jul-Sep 2014

Tough Mudder

On Saturday 12th July a group of 18 New Century members took up the Help for Heros Tough Mudder Challenge at Boughton House Kettering. This is a hardcore 12 mile– long obstacle course designed by the Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.

Tough Mudder, Help for Heros

I am pleased to say that everyone completed it and proudly wear their orange headbands. Chesterfield Instructor Emma Deakin was not only the second fastest woman but also completed the course twice alongside Chris Brown from our Stone School.
A great achievement see photos, spot the blue/black New Century colours.

Wild Warrior Run

On Sunday 21st September Instructors Peter and Joanne Brannan and some members of South Normanton Taekwon-Do entered the 2014 Wild Warrior run (part of the X-Runner Mud/Water runs). The run was at Wild Park near Brailsford over a distance of 10 Kilometers with 64 obstacles.
Participants from SNTKD were Peter Brannan, Joanne Brannan, Megan Brannan, Tracey Holden, Richard Holden, George Holden, Nicola Clennell, Neil Clennell, Adam Blake and Sheri Scott.

Wild Warriors    Pete, Joanne and Meg

All completed the course, Richard coming 7th overall with a time of 62 minutes, George came 20th overall with a time of 67 minutes. Total number of runners 1877.
An impressive result, well done.

P.U.M.A. Presentation Evening Saturday 18-09-2014

Held at the Oasis Centre, Swindon. A great night where family and friends joined together to celebrate the new Blackbelts. P.U.M.A.'s Masters and the grading panel personally congratulated each student, a truly memorable occasion.


  • Zachery Salmon promoted to 2nd Degree
  • Ella Bowley promoted to 1st Degree
  • Aidan Bailey promoted to 1st Degree

  • Zachery, Ella and Mark Aidan and Emma
    Fenton Instructor Mark Chadwick 3rd Degree with new 1st Degree Ella Bowley and new 2nd Degree Zachery Salmon Chesterfield's new 1st Degree Aidan Bailey with Instructor Miss Emma Deakin 4th Degree