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P.U.M.A OPEN INTERNATIONAL - 8th February 2020
Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

Our Competitors:

Our Officials:

New Century Tae Kwon Do students had a fantastic day at the PUMA Open International 2020! The tournament showcased some exceptional talent from many different organisations, and all our students should be immensely proud of their efforts regardless of whether they bought home a medal or not. Those who won medals thoroughly deserve ‘bragging rights’ as the standard of competition truly was of International standard.

What made the day/weekend extra special was the team spirit! All NCTKD members (and parents alike) cheered on each other and were genuinely pleased for each other when medals were won. We certainty have an awesome team ‘Up North’ which I have no doubt grow in strength and numbers!

We as Instructors couldn’t be more proud of our students! Well done and THANK YOU to all who supported the event.

New Squad Banner

New Squad Banner

Our Officials at the 2020 P.U.M.A. OPEN

Our Officials at the 2020 P.U.M.A. OPEN

Six rings in action

Six rings in action

Don't mess with this cat

Don't mess with this cat

I can't remember doing that kick

I can't remember doing that kick

This is what you call Medals

This is what you call Medals

Article by Squad Coach Miss Emma Deakin 5th Degree.

New Century Christmas Competition
8th December 2019, Ashbourne Leisure Centre

Open to Little Pumas and Juniors this competition was three hours of action packed FUN events which included Patterns, Sparton, Duster sparring, Speed test, Supermarket sweep and TKD surfing. Six teams worked their way through the various tasks scoring points for each one. The highest scoring team (BLAZE) received Gold trophies. Next highest (STRIKE) Silver medals with joint 3rd place (Bronze Green ribbon) THUNDER & LIGHTNING. and joint 4th (Bronze purple ribbon) POW & FLASH. Other fund raising events were ‘guess the weight of a cake’ (kindly cooked and donated by Mrs Sue Deakin), a raffle with lots of interesting items including several months of free training and proceeds from the sale of drinks/snacks. Santa also made a quick visit to give everyone a Pre-Christmas present. Thanks go to all the officials/helpers for creating such a great atmosphere for all to enjoy. The aim of the Competition was for everyone to enjoy themselves (which they did) and to raise money for charity (which we did). A very successful day resulting in £623 being made for this years chosen charity MIND. Thanks again to everyone who attended.

Dear Dennis (New Century Taekwon-Do)
A huge thank you for supporting us with your kind gift of £623.
Here at Mind, we believe that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone, and we will not stop until we achieve this.
Your generosity will help us to offer vital support for everyone affected by mental health problems. It will also help us to fight for better care, services and respect through our campaigning work.
On behalf of everyone whose lives your gift will touch, thank you so much. You've done something amazing.
Victoria Nederend

Supporter Care Team Manager
Mind


Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition
Christmas Competition


ITF Open British Championships 23rd November 2019.
K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley.

(Write up and Photo's by New Century Squad Coach Miss Emma Deakin 5th Degree).

ITF Open British Championships

Well I am immensely proud of Aiden Bailey and Iden Hubbuck (Chesterfield TKD) and Mikael Cacia and Josh Williams (all PUMA North New Century TKD students) for there recent efforts at the ITF British Open 2019. The tournament attracts over 600 high caliber competitors, many of whom have years of international experience behind them. Our four students did not let this faze them, with terrific performances in both patterns and sparring from all of them!

Aidan Bailey (recently relocated and training with PUMA Swain TKD) secured a well deserved Silver in 2nd Degree patterns and Bronze in sparring. Josh Williams also won Silver in patterns and Gold in sparring. Iden and Mikael did not medal this time, but in tough divisions they should be proud of their efforts. I am sure with their commitment and attitude towards training, medals will come in the New Year!

Thank you goes out to PUMA coaches who coached on the day and of course parents for supporting the event!

I would also like to say well done and thank you to Mr Thomas Bailey who officiated at the event. A long and busy day be all accounts. These events can not run without officials- your time is appreciated!

Lots to look forward to in 2020. Some amazing talent in the Northern Squad and I can’t wait to see you all achieve new heights in the New Year!

We hold regular Squads which provide extra coaching in all aspects of Taekwon-Do and are open to all grades.

Our team of coaches headed by two World Champions do a great job, our last Squad had 60 taking part.

ITF Open British Championships

ITF Open British Championships

ITF Open British Championships

ITF Open British Championships


British Championships

The last P.U.M.A National Tournament on the 2019 Calendar.

British Championships 2019

New Century finish on a high, thanks go to all our Instructors/Coaches and Officials who made it possible. Thanks also to the parents who have given their time (Taxi service) and support during the year.

RESULTS:

Biddulph School

Cheadle School

Chesterfield School

Fenton School

Leek School

Stone School


P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening

Held at Meca Entertainment, Swindon on 2nd November 2019 this was a prestigious evening where P.U.M.A. members, family and friends celebrate promotions/awards gained at the recent Blackbelt Grading. New Century Taekwon-Do ( P.U.M.A. North) did exceptionally well with eleven Blackbelt promotions three of these passing with Credit and one with Distinction. Awards went to Mr Paul Wedgwood for BEST BLACK BELT, Miss Emma Deakin for the BEST ADULT SPIRIT TEST and Mrs Jean Smith for the BEST ADULT ESSAY. There were also Certificates for Mrs Louise Knight and Mr Anthony Knight who have recently qualified as Umpires. Following the presentation of belts/awards by P.U.M.A.'s Chairman Master R. Gayle 8th Degree and Vice Chairman Master M. Ogborne 7th Degree the students had chance to say a few words about there achievements. The Examining panel also had the opportunity to congratulate everyone on their way back from the stage. A great night for New Century it's students and Instructors.

P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening
P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening
P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening
P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening
P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening
P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening
P.U.M.A. 41st Blackbelt Presentation Evening

New Century Taekwon-Do successes:

New Century Bo Staff (Jang Bong) successes:


P.U.M.A. Junior Championships

Sunday 20th October 2019 - Thornbury

We may have had a small entry but everyone a winner. Well worth the travel.

Results from our:

Biddulph School

Fenton School

Stone School


Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading.

Saturday 19th October 2019 Frederick Gent School, South Normanton

At the morning Seminar Chairman of P.U.M.A. Master Gayle 8th Degree and Vice Chairman Master Ogborne 7th Degree covered a verity of topics from Freestyle One-Step to Sparring. A great session with a mix of useful Taekwon-Do tips and fun. The afternoon session was a Bo Staff Seminar/Grading with Master Ogborne 7th Degree and Mr Ashmead 4th Degree.

Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading
Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading
Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading
Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading
Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading
Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading
Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading
Masters Seminar and a Bo Staff (Jang Bong) Seminar/Grading

The Bo Staff Seminar covered basic techniques, line work, patterns, pad work, sparring and basic self-defence.

List of successes below:

Well done to all of the above and congratulations to Thomas and Aiden Bailey from Chesterfield who have just been promoted to 1st Degree at P.U.M.A's first Bo staff (Jang Bong) Blackbelt Grading held at Swindon.


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: