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P.U.M.A Black Belt Grading

The latest P.U.M.A. Blackbelt grading was held near Bristol on the 19th September 2020.
In normal times there are two of these gradings a year (May and October) but due to Covid 19 restrictions we were happy to get this one.     It was a busy day with students from around the country demonstrating their skills in front of the P.U.M.A. grading panel.    Again due to the Covid 19 restrictions the format had to be modified but still proved challenging.    It pleases me to welcome the following new Degree grades to our area,congratulations,well done.

I would also like to thank our School Instructors for all their time/effort preparing these students under such difficult circumstances.

Terry's Land's End to John O'Groats Adventure

Hi, I'm Terry!

From the 30th of August to the 12th of September, I will be cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats solo and unsupported to raise money for Children with Cancer UK, as it's such a great cause!

Terry's Land's End to John O'Groats Adventure

Children with Cancer UK actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their family together. Their vision is a world where every child diagnosed with cancer gets to ring their end of cancer treatment bell.

You can donate to this cause by visiting: Children with Cancer UK.


A slight change of direction

After 31 years I am passing the Leek School onto Mr Sam Finch 4th Degree.

Leek Opening 1989

Sam who already runs the Little Puma classes will now have full control of the School.

I have enjoyed every minute of teaching there and feel privileged to have played a small part in helping students achieve their goals. Sam has worked alongside me for many years, he knows everyone well, always gives 100%, always smiling and an excellent Instructor. I am not retiring just making a slight change of direction, hope to continue teaching at Leek and all of our New Century Schools. Will also continue in the role of grading examiner, head of New Century and Northern area representative for P.U.M.A.

Online Grading (July 2020)

Kyle Stapleton one of Sam Finch's Biddulph students took an online grading in July but since then has been away on holiday so only just had his results. He came home to the good news of his promotion to 1st Kup Redbelt-Blackstripe (OLG-P). This was his last colourbelt grading, next time he will be going for Blackbelt.

Online Grading (July 2020)

On our latest grading we had three students from Stacey Weatherer's Stone School. Both student's and camera persons performed well with Mr Alex Hall being promoted to 6th Kup Greenbelt (OLG-P).

On=line Grading July 2020

In the Wilson family Mr Mike Wilson was promoted to Yellowbelt and his son to Orange-Stripe, both passed with Merit (OLG-M).


Online Grading (July 2020)

Two more students from our South Normanton School have been successful with their online grading. Congratulations to Paula and Mark Hudson on their promotion to Green Belt.
Paula passing with an OLG-M (Merit) and Mark with an OLG-D (Distinction).

The Reid family

Paula and Mark Hudson on their promotion to Green Belt