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P.U.M.A. Blackbelt Grading 5th October 2019

Students from around Great Britain traveled to the Dorcan Recreational Complex Swindon to test for Blackbelt (1st Degree) and higher Degree grades. The test involves students demonstrating all aspects of their Taekwon-Do training to a panel of Senior grade Instructors headed by P.U.M.A.'s Chairman Master R. Gayle 8th Degree. P.U.M.A. also held their first Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Blackbelt Grading at which students demonstrated their skills to a panel headed by P.U.M.A.'s Vice Chairman Master M. Ogborne 7th Degree. Although all students have received their results they now have to wait until the P.U.M.A. Presentation Evening for their Belt, Certificate and any other awards. The Presentation Evening is a great night where family and friends go along and celebrate the Blackbelt successes (Photos and report to follow).

New Century Taekwon-Do successes:

New Century Bo Staff (Jang Bong) successes:


P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2019

New Century Taekwon-Do performed exceptionally well at the P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2019 held at the Biddulph valley Leisure Centre. On the 28th October 2019 our competitors won a total of 120 medals (45 Gold, 31 Silver, 31 Bronze and 13 Participation medals). A great day, a great result, well done to all and a big thankyou to the officials who gave up their time to make it such a success.

P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2019
Leek School

P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2019
South Normanton School

P.U.M.A. Northern Championships 2019
South Normanton School

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Biddulph School


P.U.M.A. Fight night 07-09-2019 - Thornbury Leisure Centre.

PUMA Fight Night

What a night with P.U.M.A. North (New Century) vs P.U.M.A. South and P.U.M.A. vs British Army.
The night began with several Demos including our own Olly Payne from Biddulph doing a great Bo staff musical pattern.

P.U.M.A. North (New Century) vs P.U.M.A. South TEAM results.

That's what I call a result.

A clear win for former World Champion Emma who came out of retirement especially for the fight. Both Aidan and Iden controlled the fight from the offset taking well deserved wins. Ruby and Keira fought as hard as they could against tough opponents and should be proud of their performance. I have nothing but praise for them, they are true Martial artists who during their fight demonstrated all of the Tenets of Taekwon-Do (Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and especially Indomitable Spirit).

PUMA Fight Night

PUMA Fight Night

In the P.U.M.A. England vs British Army dual each team had eight fighters. The bouts consisted of 2 x 2 minute action packed rounds with P.U.M.A. England winning 6 bouts and the British Army 2.

An exciting and enjoyable night.

PUMA Fight Night

PUMA Fight Night

PUMA Fight Night

PUMA Fight Night

PUMA Fight Night


Northern Camp 12/14th July 2019
Bank House Farm, Mill Lane, Hulme End

An excellent venue situated in the Peak District Park, great site (our third visit), friendly/helpful staff, and has the Manifold Inn on it's doorstep (great food). The Camp is a social get-together with various family activities, including some Taekwon-Do and lots of FUN. This year 150 camped plus 11 dogs with 22 attending with the Saturday day pass. P.U.M.A.'s Master Gayle 8th Degree rode up from Chippenham on his Triumph and thoroughly enjoyed his time on Camp. A big thank you to the organising team: Stacey, Emma, Sam, Joanne, Pete and Jenna who have put the time and effort in to make it such a success. You may have heard the saying " it's teamwork that makes the dream work" but this was no dream as the whole event was well planned. Stacey did a great job taking on the roles of admin and treasurer (all part of being a 5th Degree) backed up by a team who ensured every little detail was sorted even down to leaving the site on time and clean/tidy. Praise also to all the Instructors/Assistant Instructors who also put maximum effort into making Camp a success. Finally thanks go to everyone on Camp for making it a great family weekend. General comment was "Best one yet" (and the weather was good too).

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P.U.M.A. English Championships, Sunday 7th July 2019
Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

We had New Century competitors enter into most disciplines with pretty well all bringing home a Gold, Silver or Bronze. An impressive haul of medals, well done.    Results below:

Chesterfield

South Normanton

Buxton

Biddulph

Fenton

P.U.M.A Presentation evening 22nd June 2019

P.U.M.A Presentation evening was held at the Meca, Swindon. A very special night for students, families and friends. A night where everyone celebrates Taekwon-Do students achievements, receiving Blackbelts and Certificates for qualifying as Assistant Instructors, Instructors, Umpires and Referee's. There are also several awards given relating to various aspects of the Blackbelt grading i.e. best on grade etc. After being presented their awards by Master Gayle 8th Degree and Master Ogborne 7th Degree they are congratulated by all the members of the P.U.M.A Promotions panel. This is an event not to be missed but unfortunately Mr Brannan receiving the highest Degree level of the grading was abroad at the time. All ended well with him being presented with his belt at the New Century Senior Grade Training held in Ashbourne on 6th July. Mr Brannan is a great asset to New Century and I felt privileged to present him with his 4th Degree belt.

Congratulations to all of our students who passed (see below) with a special mention and more congratulation to Mr Siwak who passed with a Credit (one of the few awarded).

Mr Peter Brannan promoted to 4th Degree

Mr P. Brannan 4th Degree eventually receiving his belt from Mr D. Salt 6th Degree.


P.U.M.A. JUNIOR SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Held on Sunday 9th June at Thornbury Leisure Centre, South Gloucestershire. Another great day for parents and junior competitors with our 16 entries bringing 26 medals home. Congratulations to all and a big thankyou to the team of P.U.M.A. officials who ran a fair, family friendly tournament.

Proud Olly with medals

Proud Olly with medals

RESULTS:

Chesterfield

Biddulph

Stone

Fenton

Leek


P.U.M.A Black Belt Grading, Dorcan Recreational Complex,
Swindon - 12-05-2019

Congratulations to the following students who successfully promoted on Sunday.

New Horizon Sports Centre, Chell. Sunday 07-04-2019

A Bo Staff Seminar/Grading in the morning was followed by a Ground Defence Seminar in the afternoon. P.U.M.A.'s Master Ogborne 7th Degree and Mr Ashmead 4th Degree delivered a great Bo Staff Seminar/Grading in the morning. Master O. was back in action in the afternoon this time with Mr Pixton 5th Degree for an equally great Ground Defence Seminar. This was the first Ground Defence Seminar in our area and judging by the feedback won't be the last. New Century would like thank P.U.M.A. for giving us an action packed day.

Bo Staff Group ready for action
Bo Staff Group ready for action

Ground Defence Group in action
Ground Defence Group in action

Ground Defence Instructor Mr Pixton shows how
Ground Defence Instructor Mr Pixton shows how

Ground Defence Group
Ground Defence Group

Bo staff Seminar and Grading Group
Bo staff Seminar and Grading Group