The weekend began with a welcome meeting on the Friday evening, some socialising and being assigned to our lodges for the weekend. Despite the mixed weather forecast we got very lucky; both morning training sessions (outside at the Holiday Park) were in the sunshine, and warm for the time of year. The afternoon sessions were in a nearby leisure centre just in case.
Most of the training was led by Master Gayle (8th Degree & Chairman of P.U.M.A.) and Master Ogborne (7th Degree & Vice Chairman of P.U.M.A.). They were supported by Mr Tettmar, Mr Lammin (both 6th degrees), Mr Pixton and Mr Evans (both 5th Degrees). Throughout the weekend we covered patterns, line work, set sparring, some free sparring movement work as well as board breaking, self defence, weapons training and a few games of 5-aside football!
We also had a charity cake morning, which was a great opportunity to socialise and raise money for a worthy cause - whilst recharging with lots of tasty cake. Mrs Swain also took the opportunity to socialise with some of the friendly locals too!
Winter Camp is one of our most local P.U.M.A. events, and always held near the beginning of November. There is no minimum grade or fitness level required to attend - everyone can take something from the weekend. It would be great to see some more Swain Taekwon-Do faces there next year!
More photo's from the weekend can be found on the P.U.M.A. Facebook Page.