New Century Taekwon-Do

TKD News:     Oct-Dec 2016


P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 01-10-2016

New Century wins 48 Gold, 34 Silver, 39 Bronze at the P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2016. Held at the Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre on 1st October 2016 this tournament attracted competitors from Oxford, Bristol/Swindon area, the west country, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. A day for all the family with the 4 to 7 year old Little Puma section followed by musical patterns, Bo Staff, Bullybob sparring, high kick, Taekwon-Do patterns, sparring and destruction. There was even a visit from Master Little Puma who took time to pose for photos with the LP's. Well done to all who competed and a big thank you to all the officials and helpers who made it such a great day.

Our Fenton School proudly displaying their trophies from the
P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2016.

Bethany, Amelia, Mikael, Jacob and Andrea

Bethany, Amelia, Mikael, Jacob and Andrea

Jayden and Rosie

Jayden and Rosie

Tom, Joshua and Leah

Tom, Joshua and Leah

Ryan and Joshua

Ryan and Joshua

Our Leek School proudly displaying their trophies from the
P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2016.

















See list below of New Century successes:

Winners from our CHEADLE School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Joshua Williams Red stripe High kick Gold
    Sparring Silver
    Patterns Silver
Harrison Smith Red stripe Sparring Gold
    Patterns Bronze
Georgia Green Black stripe High kick Gold
    Sparring Silver
    Patterns Silver
Kobi Muzeza LP blue Puma drill Bronze
    Top draw Gold
Taio Muzeza LP black Top draw Silver
Bobby Holinshead LP red   Participation medal
Evan Carter LP purple Puma drill Bronze
Jack Turner LP orange   Participation medal

Winners from our CHELL School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Ellie-Mai Crane Green stripe Sparring Bronze
Ava Harvey-Gibson LP red High kick Gold
Ethan Harvey-Gibson LP red Puma drill Silver
Ellie Condliffe LP orange Puma drill Bronze
John Weatherer Black stripe   Participation medal

Winners from our CHESTERFIELD School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Rosie Foston 5th Kup Musical Patterns Gold
    Patterns Bronze
    Sparring Bronze
Dominic Melluish 3rd Kup Bostaff Silver
    Sparring Gold
Aidan Bailey 1st Dan Bostaff Gold
    Patterns Silver
    Sparring Gold
Thomas Bailey 1st Dan Sparring Gold
    Bostaff Silver
Katie Parnham LP Blue High Kick Gold
    LP Drill Gold
    Top Draw Gold
Frasier Foston LP Red High Kick Bronze
    LP Drill Silver
Nicholas Giovanardi LP Pur LP Drill Bronze
Ollie Johnson LP   Participation
Ke-Mi Cotton LP   Participation
Kyla Johnson 6th Kup Patterns Silver
    Sparring Bronze
Iona Blair 8th Kup Patterns Bronze
    Sparring Silver
Sophie Giovanardi P.S Patterns Gold
Seth Melluish O.S Patterns Gold
    Bully Bob Sparring Gold
Sophie Wynn 7th Kup Sparring Silver
William Owen 1st Kup Sparring Bronze
Alex Melluish 3rd Kup Patterns Gold
    Sparring Silver
Henry Owen 2nd Kup Sparring Silver
Gareth Wynn 4th Kup Patterns Silver
Jason Cotton 6th Kup Patterns Silver
    Sparring Gold
Thandi Johnson 7th Kup Patterns Gold
    Sparring Gold
Iden Hubbuck 4th Kup Sparring Gold
Dan Johnson 4th Kup Patterns Gold
Elizabeth Woodcroft 3rd Kup Patterns Silver
    Sparring Silver
Kayden Street 4th Kup Sparring Bronze
Tim Hyde 1st Kup Sparring Bronze
Hannah Woodcroft 5th Kup Patterns Gold
Harry Stead 5th Kup   Participation
Amelia Stead 8th Kup   Participation
Faye Hubbuck 6th Kup   Participation

Winners from our FENTON School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Mikael Cacia BlackB Patterns Gold
    Sparring Gold
Amelia Beech BlackB Patterns Bronze
    Sparring Gold
Joshua Williams RedB Patterns Bronze
    Sparring Gold
Bethany Williams RedS Patterns Silver
    Sparring Gold
Jacob Normington BlueB Sparring Gold
Andrea Norminton BlueB Patterns Gold
    Sparring Gold
Ryan Hickman Yellow B   Participation medal
George Cheadle Yellow B   Participation medal
Tom Bryan BlueB Sparring Silver
Leah Bailey GreenB Sparring Silver
Rosie Ellis LP   Participation medal
Jayden Povey LP Drill Participation medal
Imogen Dunn LP Drill Gold
Noah Fry-Jones LP   Participation medal

Winners from our LEEK School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Jacob Bode 2D Patterns Gold
Jacob Bode 2D Sparring Bronze
Brandon Bradbury 1K Sparring Gold
Brandon Bradbury 1K Patterns Bronze
George Bode 3K Sparring Bronze
Charlie Bode 3K Sparring Bronze
Erin Eades 6K Patterns Bronze
Tia Amison OS Patterns Silver
Harriet Chadwick LP 9 High kick Gold
Harriet Chadwick LP 9 Top Drawer Silver
Alexander Lovatt 2K   Participation medal
Sam Smith 5K   Participation medal
Jake Eades 6K   Participation medal

Winners from our S.L.F. TKD School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Nathan Bradley LP5 Little Puma Drill Gold
Nathan Bradley LP5 Top Drawer Gold
John Parker 8K Patterns Gold
Kieran Adlington 5K Sparring Gold
Amy Picken 1K Sparring Gold
Megan Hall 7K High Kick Gold
Joseph Finnegan LP5 Little Puma Drill Silver
Joseph Finnegan LP5 Top Drawer Silver
Chloe Mellor 3K Patterns Silver
Robert Hubbard 1K Patterns Silver
Keira Hill PS Bully Bob Silver
Reece Potts 8K Musical Patterns Silver
Phoebe Parker 7K Patterns Silver
Amy Picken 1K Patterns Bronze
Chloe Mellor 3K Sparring Bronze
Oliver Payne 5K   Participation medal
Sienna Redfern 5K   Participation medal
Lucy Eardley 6K   Participation medal
William Hindmarch 6K   Participation medal
James Grocott 7K   Participation medal
William Price 8K   Participation medal
Elizabeth Finnegan LP5   Participation medal
Adam James LP5   Participation medal

Winners from our SOUTH NORMANTON School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Riley Canning 1K Bo Staff Bronze
Laura Ostrowska LP 9 High Kick Gold

Winners from our STONE School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Marin Hall Yellow stripe Patterns Bronze
    Bullybob sparring Bronze
Mark Ferriday Blue Sparring Gold
Daniel Cox Orange stripe   Participation medal
Sam Calnan LP Yellow   Participation medal
James Dabbs Blue Patterns Bronze
    Sparring Bronze
Amelia Wetton Orange stripe   Participation medal
Brian Acheson 1st degree   Participation medal
Joe Stacey Yellow stripe Patterns Silver
Caroline Hingley Yellow stripe Patterns Silver
Ava Flavell Yellow stripe   Participation medal
Amelia Flavell LP Yellow   Participation medal
Patrick Brown Red stripe Patterns Gold
Patrick Brown Red stripe Sparring Bronze
Carson Potts LP brown   Participation medal
Barny Stannard Yellow stripe Patterns Bronze
    Bullybob sparring Bronze
Erica Levett 2nd degree Patterns Gold
James Levett Blue stripe   Participation medal
Oliver Sargeant 1st degree Bo-staff patterns Gold
    Sparring Bronze
Zhane Easter Orange stripe Bullybob Sparring Bronze
Kassius Easter LP green Puma drill Bronze
Fraser Stone LP green   Participation medal
Jack Wall LP red Puma drill Bronze
Holly Cartlidge Yellow stripe Patterns Bronze
    Bullybob sparring Gold
Oliver Taylor Red stripe Sparring Silver

Winners from our SWANWICK School:

Name Grade Event Trophy
Amy Woods 4th Kup Sparring Bronze
William Potts 10th Kup Purple Bully Bob Sparring Silver
    Patterns Bronze
Tiana Joseph 10th Kup Purple Bully Bob Sparring Bronze
Olivia Potts 10th Kup Purple EVENT Participation medal
Oscar Hallsworth LP Black Belt Top Drawer Bronze
Max Cotterill LP Yellow   Participation medal

A visit from Cheshire Police 24-10-2016

Instructors Sam Finch and Jenna Baxter of Macclesfield Taekwon-Do recently received a visit from Cheshire Police. Don't panic it was a friendly one, Officer Williams came along to explain the role of the police force to our 4 to 7 year old Little Pumas. It just so happens that Mr Williams also trains with New Century Taekwon-Do, the ideal person for the job. A hands on fun session (see photos), we even had a Police car with flashing blue lights.

A big thank you to Officer Williams and the Cheshire Police (for the loan of their car).

Alo, alo, alo, what's going on here?

Alo, alo, alo, what's going on here?

Macclesfield 4 to 7 year old listening to officer Williams

Macclesfield 4 to 7 year old Little Pumas listening carefully to officer Williams.

Sorry time is up

Sorry times up, a big thank you to Officer Williams and to Macclesfield Police for the loan of their car.

Sam Finch and Jenna Baxter with Officer Williams (centre)

Instructors Sam Finch and Jenna Baxter with Officer Williams (centre) outsde the Macclesfied Taekwon-Do School

Blue lights flashing

Highlight of the night, sitting in a police car with the blue lights flashing



Halloween at Fenton 26-10-2016

Halloween training night at Fenton

Halloween training night at Fenton on Wednesday 26th October



Halloween at Macclesfield 31-10-2016

Halloween training night at Macclesfield

Halloween training night at Macclesfield

Macclesfield Little Pumas and Taekwon-Do having fun on Halloween night.



P.U.M.A. Presentation Evening 05-11-2016

Five members of New Century Taekwon-Do were honoured at the P.U.M.A. Presentation Evening held at the MECA Swindon on Saturday 05-11-2016. A great night where newly promoted Blackbelts/Referees/Umpires/Instructors and Assistant Instructors are joined by family and friends to celebrate their achievements. The awards are presented by P.U.M.A.'s Chairman and Vice Chairman Master Gayle 8th Degree and Master Ogborne 7th Degree. A night to remember with the following being rewarded, Mr Paul Wedgwood promoted to 2nd Degree, Mr Brandon Bradbury promoted to 1st Degree, Mr Robert Hubbard promoted to 1st Degree, Mr Sam Finch receiving his Referee's Certificate and Miss Jenna Baxter receiving her Umpires Certificate.
Congratulations, well done.

Paul Wedgwood 2nd Degree Blackbelt

Paul Wedgwood 2nd Degree Blackbelt

Brandon Bradbury 1st Degree Blackbelt

Brandon Bradbury 1st Degree Blackbelt

Robert Hubbard 1st Degree Blackbelt

Robert Hubbard 1st Degree Blackbelt

Sam Finch (Referee) & Jenna Baxter (Umpire)

Sam Finch (Referee) & Jenna Baxter (Umpire)




Guide Dog Puppy

New Century is pleased to announce that the money (₤400.00) raised at our 2015 Christmas Competition towards funding a guide dog for the blind and partially sighted has now reached its target of ₤1500.00. The balance of the fund has been raised by several events organized and supported by members of the South Normanton Taekwon-Do School. A great cause, well done to all those involved. Look forward to seeing PUMA when he has completed his training.

Puma the puppy

Christmas Competition 11-12-2016 (Leek High School)

Teams of all ages and grades had three hours of non-stop action and fun. Santa called in to hand out goodie bags and the event raised ₤400.00 for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice.

NC Christmas Competition 2016

The Student of the year award 2016 was shared this time by Louise Knight and Brandon Bradbury. Both achieved Blackbelt during 2016 and were chosen because of the passion/skill and commitment shown in reaching their goals.

Brandon and Louise